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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jake Morrison
... David Levinson
... Dylan Hiller
... President Whitmore
... Patricia Whitmore
... President Lanford
... General Adams
... Julius Levinson
... Dr. Brakish Okun
... Secretary of Defense Tanner
... Jasmine Hiller
... Rain Lao
... Catherine Marceaux
... Dikembe Umbutu (as DeObia Oparei)
... Floyd Rosenberg


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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We always knew they'd come back 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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Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

ID Forever Part 1  »

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Box Office


$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,039,944, 26 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of three movies debuting in 2016 featuring the word "resurgence" in the title. One is a tele-movie called Resurgence (2018) which is scheduled to have its broadcast premiere December 31, 2016. The other is another science-fiction movie from Japan, Shin Godzilla (2016) (aka Shin Gojira) debuting on July 29, 2016 about a month and a week after Independence Day: Resurgence. See more »


Captain Hiller's Iraq Campaign Medal ribbon is missing a bronze campaign star. See more »


Jake Morrison: Sir, I lost my focus. It won't happen again.
Commander Jiang: No, it won't. You're grounded until further notice.
Jake Morrison: Can I still watch TV, or...
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Crazy Credits

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


References Independence Day (1996) See more »


Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
Written by Sonny Bono
Performed by Annie Trousseau
Courtesy of Ana Maria Lombo
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User Reviews

Rock bottom...
27 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

Alongside Battleship and Godzilla, this movie is among the worst SF movies of all times. Some of the actors can actually act, but not even they can save anything because of the unbelievably bad script. You have to see it, to believe it, true, but it is not worth your time.

First, it is very hard for the audience to emotionally relate to any character or event. It is so blatantly clear that actors speak for the audience to "get it" that their dialogue has no meaning other than to document facts we have not seen. And even so, the interesting questions you might have will remain unanswered. The CGI is OK, but its use completely overshadows any meaningful emotion the viewer might have in relation to the events on the screen. It's simply too much and the attachment is impossible.

Secondly, the script is bad. I mean really bad. I know I said this before, but there really are no words to describe it. You know it when complete sections of dialogue are lifted from Independence Day (1996) and paced in this one. As they don't fit the characters anymore - or they completely mess up any evolution that might have taken place meanwhile - the "magic" is ruined.

Simply… stay home, choose another movie, watch Independence Day (1996) again… Anything but this!

P.S. Watching it I was constantly reminded of low budget movies from the 50's and 60's. Why? Because every cliché imaginable about aliens or relationships is featured in this film.

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