The best part was when they offed the stripper with a heart of gold from the first film.
Why was she even in this movie? Just so they could establish that the new character was indeed her son grown up from the first movie? The photo in his locker was enough to establish that, they didn't need to establish that she had moved up from stripper to hospital administrator only to be killed off 20 years later when the aliens return.
And since everyone has had a chance to see it, in my initial post I was alluding to the appearance of the ball-ship and the ball-shaped entity. This thing harbors refugees from other planets where these "locust" (borrowing from the description President Pullman uses in the first movie) aliens have attacked and just now waited until 20 years later to come to Earth and try to help?
And it was that ball-shaped entity that made the queen of the new mother ship even more bent on coming to Earth and destroying it?
And of course, what do we dumb humans do, even AFTER the leading expert on the locust alien tech says "that ship does not match any of the technology of the locust aliens"? We shoot it down and basically destroy the one thing that could have helped humanity take its defenses to the next level.
Just a stupid, contrived movie through-and-through. I hope the exec at Fox who green-lit this disaster was packing up their office today as they have ZERO business being in the movie industry and deciding what is good and worth making into a big budget summer popcorn flick.