I saw ID4 2 Friday night, and I agree, it was an awful, awful movie. Like every sequel nowadays, they kept throwing in references to the old movie, or even downright re-doing certain scenes! 20 years this, 20 years that, 7300 days ago, we get it, the original movie came out 20 years ago!
And the PACING. One of the worst paced movies I think I've ever seen. I don't recall ever seeing a movie that built up so many major battles and then showed hardly any action.
Too much focus on the awful new characters, all of whom were comedic. It's like if TFA had Rey fall in love with Finn simply because the script called for it. And if Daisy Ridley and John Boyega had no charisma or talent.
This thing is heading for a Batman vs Superman level bomb and I hope it kills all plans for the sequel.