Well, the nasty thingies are back, lured here by Fox to make a sequel (or two) to the surprise 1996 Will Smith crowd-pleaser. If all you want is ludicrous levels of destruction (oddly unconnected to the alleged plot), this CGI blivet is for you. Roland Emmerich doesn’t get “less is more.” The mother ship’s as big as the friggin’ Atlantic, the havoc is wholesale, the script stinks, and the acting’s rotten (WTF is Charlotte Gainsbourg doing in this twaddle?) Dizzying? Yes. Thrilling? No. The first film was silly, but audacious and fun. This is a Big Dumb Bore. Think those lame Star Wars prequels. (124 min)