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?
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 »
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 »
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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