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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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... Jake Morrison
... David Levinson
... Dylan Hiller
... President Whitmore
... Patricia Whitmore
... President Lanford
... General Adams
... Julius Levinson
... Dr. Brakish Okun
... Secretary of Defense Tanner
... Jasmine Hiller
... Rain Lao
... Catherine Marceaux
... Dikembe Umbutu (as DeObia Oparei)
... Floyd Rosenberg
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

ID Forever Part 1  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$103,144,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$389,684,482
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Trivia

The name of the fictional medical condition that former President Whitmore had was called "Alien Psychic Residual Condition." This was due to Whitmore's close encounters with the aliens in the War of '96 in Independence Day (1996). It seems severe internal & mental changes have left him haunted and disturbed, and "knowing" what the aliens know. Whitmore has visions of their impending return and dark premonitions of the aliens' plans for earth. See more »

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Once the squadron is inside the massive mothership, and an Electro-Magnetic Pulse is triggered which takes out all the electrical systems on the fighters, their radio equipment still functions. See more »

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Jake Morrison: Sir, I lost my focus. It won't happen again.
Commander Jiang: No, it won't. You're grounded until further notice.
Jake Morrison: Can I still watch TV, or...
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Dedicated to actor Robert Loggia, who died in 2015. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Windy City (2017) See more »

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Don't Stop
Written by Matthew A. Thomas and Ryan Keaton
Performed by The Lost Electric
Courtesy of Selectracks, Inc.
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Oh dear.
23 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

They made the first film again, with a few more and bigger bangs, unoriginal boring aliens you've seen the like of so many times before and an even more cheesy script than the first movie. Most of the cast just went through the motions, many of the younger ones ought to be seeking other forms of employment. The CGI was epic in scale but not in originality,the story hackneyed and clichéd. OK it's not a film to be taken with any sort of seriousness, but this was just poor.

On the opening afternoon there were just 5 of us in a 200 seat theatre - but it was a dull day and I guess most people were out voting in the EU referendum (or working!), but maybe the mediocre press reviews had an effect.

They shouldn't bother to resurrect the aliens unless they can bring something a bit more original to the screen. I wish I'd have joined the rest of the family in the screen next door for The Jungle Book rehash, which they said was very good.


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