A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake as it strides into New York City. To stop it, an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.
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?
Actor Jeff Goldblum reprises his starring role from Independence Day (1996) as scientist and world savior David Levinson. Goldblum said: "This one is so much bigger than ID4 but the film's spirit of fun, wonder and delight is just as important." Goldblum loved further exploring the character's many nuances. Goldblum added: "David Levinson is complex. He's a wildly romantic person with an abiding love for the planet and for all living things. Most of all, he's humble and curious. So all these things come into play as he receives jaw-dropping, life-changing, species-changing information about where we are and who else is out there and what could happen to us." Goldblum further notes that while the alien invaders have more advanced weaponry and vehicles than humans, they lack a fundamental trait that could mean hope for the brave men and women taking the fight to them. He adds: "The aliens are advanced militarily, but in some ways they reflect some of our own smallest stupidities. They have a disregard for a living planet's inherent beauty, and a need to exploit resources at the planet's expense. That could be their undoing, as it could be ours in our real, non-movie world." See more »
Captain Hiller is wearing a Southwest Asia Service Medal on his USAF uniform, even though he was a toddler when the medal was last awarded, in 1995. See more »
An extended version of the movie exists and will be released later after its initial theatrical release. Director Roland Emmerich has said: "It's only about seven minutes longer. It's interesting for fans to see which scenes we cut, although I like it when movies are short." A longer special edition of the original Independence Day was also released, which ran almost two-and-a-half hours at 145 minutes with the extended cut running for 154 minutes. See more »
Written by Matthew A. Thomas and Ryan Keaton
Performed by The Lost Electric
Courtesy of Selectracks, Inc. See more »
Lame Story, Silly Characters, Ridiculous Dialogues, Great CGI
The 1996 "Independence Day" is a funny and entertaining film of alien invasion despite the silly melodramatic subplots. But every fan of sci-fi genre certainly watched this movie.
The 2016 sequel raised great expectations in the fans. But it should have never been made. The story of an alien arrival to destroy the planet twenty years after the unsuccessful invasion is lame. The characters are silly and the dialogues and situations are ridiculous. Eleven guys writing the story and screenplay probably for morons so stupid most of the situations and jokes are. In the end, only the great CGI is worthwhile watching; the rest may be forgotten. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "Independence Day: O Ressurgimento" ("Independence Day: Resurgence")
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