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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:

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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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Taglines:

They want only one thing . . . DESTRUCTION! 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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$103,144,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$389,684,482
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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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Trivia

According to website My Teen Guide, "Independence Day: Resurgence " was originally scheduled to hit theaters on July 3, 2015. Then, on November 12, 2013, it was announced that the movie release date was pushed to July of 2016. The final movie release date change came on October 14, 2014, when it was announced that the release date for Resurgence would be June 24, 2016." See more »

Goofs

The aliens are stated to be after Earth's molten core. If that were the case, shouldn't they have tried to extract the molten core from Neptune or Pluto first? While Pluto is no longer a planet it does still have a molten core. Furthermore, since the aliens are coming from outside of our galaxy, they would have reached the far parts of our solar system first. Since the orbits of Pluto and Neptune cross paths, depending on the time the aliens arrived, they should have reached Pluto or Neptune first, then the other second, then Uranus, then Saturn, then Jupiter, then Mars. In other words, they should have stopped and extracted at all of the 6 molten cores in our solar system that they would have reached before they reached Earth. In addition to being a Character Error, this is also a plot hole. It is stated that after the last attack, the humans developed a presence on Rhea (one of Saturn's moons). This means that by the time the aliens got to Saturn, humans would have noticed them, giving them time to prepare a better defense. See more »

Quotes

Jake Morrison: He's meeting the President and I'm stuck on the moon.
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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 »


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Could anyone explain?
9 October 2018 | by Donna-Davis3See all my reviews

Why was this movie called Independence Day... ?? What was its connection to July 4th? It should have been called Chinese product placement extravaganza. It was mostly boring (sequel!)


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