Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence

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
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Independence Day: Resurgence / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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.

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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The Age

The Age

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

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Stuff

Stuff

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

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

A derivative mash-up of bigger, better franchises.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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