This amazing Independence Day: Resurgence fan trailer is so 90s it hurts

The troll dolls are coming…

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1996 disaster-flick Independence Day is a classic of the decade, filled with chunky technology, awkward wisecracks and Jeff Goldblum – but when the trailer for sequel Independence Day: Resurgence was released, it was clear that it wasn’t nearly 90s enough. Futuristic technology? A gritty tone? Restrained performances? This is not what we signed up for.

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Luckily, YouTuber Dane Boe has corrected the problem in this genius fan edit that sees the returning aliens represented by troll dolls, n64 controllers and an enormous city-wrecking Elmo.

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Now THAT’s what we call a close encounter.