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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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Roland Emmerich

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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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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)

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Australian journalist media personality and co-host of the Aussie Today (1982) show was originally going to play himself in cameo appearance but his scene was deleted from the final cut. The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported on 15th December 2015 that "Speaking on the Today (1982) show he said he would play a 'dodgy TV host' after a set visit led to a surprise invitation to fill a small role. Stefanovic pretended to cry on air when director Roland Emmerich during a TV interview advised Stefanovic that his Hollywood debut had ended up on the cutting room floor. Emmerich said: Karl ". . . played one of the reporters in a scene, but unfortunately we had to cut that scene. It was too long, it happens all the time", adding, "as they say in the film business, s**t happens!". See more »

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The aliens state that they want to extract Earth's molten core. Yet when they start drilling, they start in the middle of the ocean. Shouldn't they have started at the Dead Sea (the lowest point on earth)? It's 423m below sea level, and therefor much closer to Earth's core then any part of the ocean. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Dr. Brakish Okun: Time to kick some serious alien ass.
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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 Honest Trailers: Independence Day (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Traveling Through Space
Music by Harald Kloser and Thomas Wander, with Thomas Schobel
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Oh dear.
23 June 2016 | by sharpe04See 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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