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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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3 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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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?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$103,144,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$389,681,935
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Apart from the markets which opened the picture in the final weekend of June 2016, the movie opened in eleven other territories on the traditional American Independence Day weekend which will include Monday, July 4, 2016. These include Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Spain and Sweden. These countries will all open the movie at the start of the traditional U.S. Independence Day weekend. It is expected that many American moviegoers, who did not see the film in late June 2016, are going to wait to see the picture on the traditional Independence Day long weekend, as the movie experience and viewing time synch together. See more »

Goofs

(at around 20 mins) Dr. Okun wakes up after having been in a coma for 20 years, jumps out of bed and runs around as though nothing happened. A person in a coma for 20 years would suffer from muscle atrophy and barely be able to speak, assuming they were capable of any movement at all. 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: Ghostbusters (2016) (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Queen is Leaving
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Music by Harald Kloser and Thomas Wander, with Thomas Schobel
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User Reviews

 
Not as bad as many say but yea set your sights low!
30 May 2017 | by elambsonSee all my reviews

Not as bad as many say but yea set your sights low! I loved the original. This one was missing some of the great acting but I still liked the action and Sci Fi. Goldblum is hard to dislike in any movie. He helps save this from a total bomb. I bought a cheap copy on Ebay and will keep it avail for a double feature come 4th each year.


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