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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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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 and Matt Munroe in Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
  • Liam Hemsworth in Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
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  • Jeff Goldblum and Liam Hemsworth at an event for Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

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30 May 2017 | elambson
| Not as bad as many say but yea set your sights low!
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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Did You Know?


For Roland Emmerich's blockbuster Independence Day (1996), actor Brent Spiner was nominated for a Saturn Award for his performance as eccentric scientist Dr. Brackish Okun, a role that elicited the actor's unique eccentricity and sense of humor, and is reprised here in Independence Day: Resurgence (2016).


Patricia Whitmore: Why are they screaming?
Dr. Brakish Okun: They're not screaming. They're celebrating.


When Jake is on the Moon, conversing with Patricia on Earth, there is no time lag in their responses; it is as if they are in the same room. However, the Moon is so far away that the wait time for a response is about 2.5 seconds.

Considering the many other advances made by reverse engineering the aliens' technology, it is however possible they are not using conventional radio for communication.

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Dedicated to actor Robert Loggia, who died in 2015.

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 (1996) was also released, which ran almost two-and-a-half hours at 145 minutes with the extended cut running for 154 minutes.


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Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

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