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).
Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July.
Captain Hiller is wearing an Iraq Campaign Medal on his USAF uniform. The medal was awarded to U.S. soldiers who fought in the Iraq War, but that war never occurred in the movie's universe.
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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