• Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Independence Day: Resurgence

Release Date: June 24th, 2016

DVD Release Date: October 18th, 2016

PG-13 |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

As the Fourth of July nears, satellite engineer David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) investigates a 3,000-mile-wide mother ship that's approaching Earth. Fortunately, 20 years earlier, nations across the world started to use recovered extraterrestrial technology to develop an immense defense program. When the alien invaders attack with unprecedented force, the U.S. president, teams of scientists and brave fighter pilots spring into action to save the planet from a seemingly invincible enemy.

Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Jessie Usher, Travis Tope, Judd Hirsch, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Director: Roland Emmerich

Genres: Science fiction , Action , Adventure

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, TSG Entertainment, Centropolis Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Brash, 2010s, Underdog, Rescue, Intense, Survival, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Resurgence doles out the action and effects work in carefully calculated, incremental doses, which give the film a cumulative tension. Even if it’s hokey and jokey, this is a loud, effects-driven piece, with a driving score. For fans of Roland Emmerich disaster movies, this both hits all the marks, while delivering nothing new. show more

  • 60
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 50
    Molly EichelPhiladelphia Inquirer

    While the plot is dumb and the script is worse, watching aliens explode in spectacular fashion isn't the worst excuse to spend to two hours in air-conditioning. show more

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