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?
Roland Emmerich said of the choice of the word "resurgence" in the movie's title: "We call it the War of '96 in the film (the alien invasion from the original Independence Day (1996)). It's like a post-World generation that's unified, and that's amazing to see a world come together with a common enemy. That's a resurgence." See more »
When Jake Morrison and David Levinson approach, and later stand in, the Van de Graaff Crater, which is actually two craters, it is shown as one round crater. See more »
[archive footage shown on TV, of President Whitmore's speech during the previous alien invasion]
Today, you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! ...
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I was looking very much forward to it, since I'm a fan of the original (nostalgia based). 15 minutes into the movie I just knew it was going to be bad.
Made by the same director that made the movie 2012, it has the same terrible drama and completely transparent storyline. I'm not even sure if there even is a storyline to this movie.
The worst part, aside from all the crying scenes based upon long distance relationships, unresolved father issues and what not, was in fact that the aliens are more primitive than us.
You would think that a race with such insane technology have evolved beyond petty and shortsighted impulse driven emotions. It's when you realize that the Queen of the aliens suddenly gets a personal vendetta against a yellow school bus while fighter planes are bombarding her, that the manuscript was written in half an hour in a coffee shop.
I really went into this with open eyes and was completely set for loving it, but no. The movie is just pure garbage. I'm sorry...
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