PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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?
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).
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.
Dedicated to actor Robert Loggia, who died in 2015.
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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