Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence

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Independence Day: Resurgence

Roland Emmerich, director of the '90s sci-fi blockbuster original Independence Day, returns for another large-scale invasion. Takes place decades onward, where Earth has learned new tricks from the alien technology left behind after the first attack. Sequel sees the return of Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman, alongside Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) and Maika Monroe (It Follows). Will Smith does not star, however - his character died in an accident.

2016Rating: M, Science fiction themes & violence119 minsUSA
ActionAdventureScience FictionBlockbuster
85%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Delivers swiftly and generously when it comes to the goods most viewers will have come for - the time-honored joys of blowing stuff up, in set pieces that escalate dizzyingly in size and context.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An insanely OTT sequel to the already-ludicrous-enough alien invasion smash.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The most planet-smashingly boring sci-fi sequel in history.

1.0
0
The Age

The Age

press

Hanging over it all is the question of why the film was worth making at all, except as a pure bid for profit.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Any further sequel (which this clearly hints at) would be ill advised.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A derivative mash-up of bigger, better franchises.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The main thing consumers will be looking for from Resurgence is bang-for-buck entertainment, and that it delivers reasonably successfully.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

An ordinary sequel.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As spectacular as you'd hope from a sequel to the 1996 planet-toaster, and as amusingly cheesy. You'll enjoy yourself enough that you won't even miss Will Smith.

4.0
0

Cliche-filled performances, a shallow plot and loose connections with its main characters while attempting to introduce new ones; leading to a rather unpredicted disappointing result.

1.0
0

Great action movie with a ridiculous story line.

4.0
0

I have to disagree with the previous reviewers. Firstly the sequel, as often is the case, is not a patch on the original. This was more "star wars" than Independence Day. The first movie was well balanced in its characters, plot and plausibility. The sequel definitely not. Some of the scenes were so implausible, e.g. jumping into an alien fighter and...

1.0
0

Yip, I said it. Is it a good sequel, yes - not too bad. However, the whole way through they kept working to marry you back to characters from the first film and as they did that and unwound a predictable plot, you realised that it's impossible to recreate the excitement of the first time. No twists, repetitive characters, bland humour, solid pop corn...

3.0
0

Independence Day was what it needed to be - an action-packed well paced blockbuster. The 'new generation' of characters were the letdown, with Liam Hemsworth adding next to nothing to the film, Goldblum being the standout. The effects looked great thanks to Weta Digital. Overall it was everything you wanted it to be and even had elements that could have...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Delivers swiftly and generously when it comes to the goods most viewers will have come for - the time-honored joys of blowing stuff up, in set pieces that escalate dizzyingly in size and context.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An insanely OTT sequel to the already-ludicrous-enough alien invasion smash.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The most planet-smashingly boring sci-fi sequel in history.

1.0
0
The Age

The Age

press

Hanging over it all is the question of why the film was worth making at all, except as a pure bid for profit.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Any further sequel (which this clearly hints at) would be ill advised.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A derivative mash-up of bigger, better franchises.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The main thing consumers will be looking for from Resurgence is bang-for-buck entertainment, and that it delivers reasonably successfully.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

An ordinary sequel.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As spectacular as you'd hope from a sequel to the 1996 planet-toaster, and as amusingly cheesy. You'll enjoy yourself enough that you won't even miss Will Smith.

4.0
0

Cliche-filled performances, a shallow plot and loose connections with its main characters while attempting to introduce new ones; leading to a rather unpredicted disappointing result.

1.0
0

Great action movie with a ridiculous story line.

4.0
0

I have to disagree with the previous reviewers. Firstly the sequel, as often is the case, is not a patch on the original. This was more "star wars" than Independence Day. The first movie was well balanced in its characters, plot and plausibility. The sequel definitely not. Some of the scenes were so implausible, e.g. jumping into an alien fighter and...

1.0
0

Yip, I said it. Is it a good sequel, yes - not too bad. However, the whole way through they kept working to marry you back to characters from the first film and as they did that and unwound a predictable plot, you realised that it's impossible to recreate the excitement of the first time. No twists, repetitive characters, bland humour, solid pop corn...

3.0
0

Independence Day was what it needed to be - an action-packed well paced blockbuster. The 'new generation' of characters were the letdown, with Liam Hemsworth adding next to nothing to the film, Goldblum being the standout. The effects looked great thanks to Weta Digital. Overall it was everything you wanted it to be and even had elements that could have...

4.0
0