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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

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Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?



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Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over?

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for sequences of sci - fi action and destruction, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

ID Forever Part 1  »

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Box Office


$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,039,944, 26 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Seventh collaboration of composer Harald Kloser and producer-director Roland Emmerich following 2012 (2009), 10,000 BC (2008), Anonymous (2011), White House Down (2013), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), and The Day After Tomorrow (2004). See more »


When Jake is on the Moon, conversing with Patricia on Earth, there is no time lag in their responses; it is as if they are in the same room. However, the Moon is so far away that the wait time for a response is about 2.5 seconds.

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David Levinson: That's... definitely bigger than the last one.
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to actor Robert Loggia, who died in 2015. See more »


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I'm sorry, but this movie is complete garbage!

I was looking very much forward to it, since I'm a fan of the original (nostalgia based). 15 minutes into the movie I just knew it was going to be bad.

Made by the same director that made the movie 2012, it has the same terrible drama and completely transparent storyline. I'm not even sure if there even is a storyline to this movie.

The worst part, aside from all the crying scenes based upon long distance relationships, unresolved father issues and what not, was in fact that the aliens are more primitive than us.

You would think that a race with such insane technology have evolved beyond petty and shortsighted impulse driven emotions. It's when you realize that the Queen of the aliens suddenly gets a personal vendetta against a yellow school bus while fighter planes are bombarding her, that the manuscript was written in half an hour in a coffee shop.

I really went into this with open eyes and was completely set for loving it, but no. The movie is just pure garbage. I'm sorry...

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