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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?

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Writers:

Nicolas Wright (screenplay by), James A. Woods (screenplay by) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Hemsworth ... Jake Morrison
Jeff Goldblum ... David Levinson
Jessie T. Usher ... Dylan Hiller
Bill Pullman ... President Whitmore
Maika Monroe ... Patricia Whitmore
Sela Ward ... President Lanford
William Fichtner ... General Adams
Judd Hirsch ... Julius Levinson
Brent Spiner ... Dr. Brakish Okun
Patrick St. Esprit ... Secretary of Defense Tanner
Vivica A. Fox ... Jasmine Hiller
Angelababy ... Rain Lao
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Catherine Marceaux
Deobia Oparei ... Dikembe Umbutu (as DeObia Oparei)
Nicolas Wright ... 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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Humanity's last stand. See more »


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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
President Whitmore: Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic Real Thoughts: Independence Day (2016) 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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Lame Story, Silly Characters, Ridiculous Dialogues, Great CGI
6 August 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

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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Official Sites:

Independence Day 2 | Meme Resurgence | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ID Forever Part 1 See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,039,944, 26 June 2016

Gross USA:

$103,144,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$389,681,935
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Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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