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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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Their Weapons. Our Fight. See more »


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

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24 June 2016 (USA)  »

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$165,000,000 (estimated)

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$41,039,944 (USA) (24 June 2016)

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$103,137,295 (USA) (9 September 2016)
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Trivia

The documentary about the making of the original Independence Day (1996) film debuting in 2016 coinciding with the release of this sequel is called Independence Day: A Legacy Surging Forward (2016). This documentary showcases material from Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin, Jeff Goldblum, Fox, Volker Engel, Tatopoulis, Douglas Smith, co-production designer Oliver Scholl, and actors Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, Bill Pullman, Jessie T. Usher, Liam Hemsworth, Joey King, and Maika Monroe. It shows interviews about the movie's roots and development as well as its release and success, general production memories/anecdotes, effects and creature design, and the sequel. This piece clearly touts that aforementioned sequel, especially about the new effects. See more »

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When the squadron is inside the alien ship, Jake submerges himself in water to hide, completely flattening his hair. In the next scene, he's completely dry and his hair is styled again. See more »

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President Whitmore: We convinced an entire generation, that this is a battle that we could win. We sacrifice for each other no matter what the cost. And that's worth fighting for.
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Dedicated to actor Robert Loggia, who died in 2015. See more »


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Not for the intelligent viewer
23 June 2016 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies where the grown up audience knows after 5 minutes, that the target group is teenagers. Even in the middle of the movie's major crisis, the whole world pauses, as two young characters have to talk intimately, because it is just so important, for she's hot and he's so cute, so the less important end of our civilization will just have to wait.

Unlike many famous sci-fi movies, this movie is not true to science at all. If some young script writer thought that it would be "dope" for gravity to be "defeatable", then gravity is "defeatable", whatever that means. Small objects that are hidden can be monitored in detail by the good guys, while objects the size of a continent are completely undetectable. There are dozens of these examples where the movie makes no sense.

The humor in this movie has no finesse. Watching it is like being at dinner with the distant uncle who is not funny but keeps cracking jokes, though no one is really laughing but him.

Most of the time, the dialogues sound like a wacky parody, in the way Doc spoke with Martin in Back to the Future. They even copied the Doc character so directly, that there is an actual long haired, wacky old man in a lab coat talking in a nutty way while experimenting with sci-fi technology.

One thing does work, though, the computer graphics are impressive. Most of the time, the visual and audio effects really shine. It is just sad that an obviously huge gift budget was spent fully on the wrapping, and very, very little was spent on the gift inside.


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