Rent Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

2.6 of 5 from 484 ratings
1h 54min
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Synopsis:
Twenty years after mysterious aliens nearly wiped out humankind, they're back with a vengeance in this explosive sequel to the original blockbuster hit, 'Independence Day'! Using recovered alien technology, and led by brilliant scientist David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum returning in the role), the nations of Earth developed a vast defence program to protect the planet. But nothing could prepare us for a new invasion of unprecedented scale - and only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save our world from extinction.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser
Voiced By:
Jenna Purdy
Writers:
Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, James Vanderbilt, Carter Blanchard
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/01/2017
Run Time:
114 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes with Director's Audio Commentary
  • The War of 1996
  • Director's Audio Commentary
  • Gag Reel
  • Concept Art Galleries
  • It's Early ABQ! - Spoof Interview
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/01/2017
Run Time:
114 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes with Director's Audio Commentary
  • The War of 1996
  • Another Day: The Making of 'Independence Day': Resurgence (4-Part Documentary)
  • Director's Audio Commentary
  • Gag Reel
  • Concept Art Gallery
  • It's Early ABQ! - Spoof Interview
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/01/2017
Run Time:
114 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/10/2016
Run Time:
114 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes with Director's Audio Commentary
  • The War of 1996
  • Another Day: The Making of 'Independence Day': Resurgence (4-Part Documentary)
  • Director's Audio Commentary
  • Gag Reel
  • Concept Art Gallery
  • It's Early ABQ! - Spoof Interview

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Reviews (7) of Independence Day: Resurgence

Zero - Independence Day: Resurgence review by William London

Spoiler Alert
12/01/2017

Such a bad movie. The story does not make sense. So much so that this movie should be reclassified from Science Fiction to just Fantasy. It's filled with young actors who can't act. The scenario is so linear that there is no suspense. And they intend to make a 3rd movie? LOL.

Rent it just to make your own opinion but do not expect to be entertained. It's that bad!

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Embarrassing cgi bore - Independence Day: Resurgence review by Alphaville

Spoiler Alert
06/03/2017

I don’t normally review children’s films but this masquerades as an adult film so it deserves all it gets. Think Starship Troopers with none of the creativity, imagination and intelligence. A moronic cgi-fest for brain-dead game-boys. So cynical it even features Chinese product placement for the international market.

For all the cartoonish alien destruction on show, the leading characters never seem to be in any danger. Drama and dialogue are at pre-teen level. Every predictable beat is emphasised by a bombastic score.

Will our heroes survive? Will it end with a lot of whooping? You have to ask? Even the gag reel is embarrassing. Watch and weep.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Why Bother! - Independence Day: Resurgence review by CS

Spoiler Alert
22/01/2017

Taking the first film and moving on sometime in the future. This film uses generally the same cast (minus Will Smith) and actors as before, just a lot older and with less developed characters than before, then adds a few new characters, with even less presence, into the plot! This film is such a mish mash of ideas, the script is awful, badly written and full of cliches. The CGI is all over the place and there is nothing coherent about the cinematography or editing! The general story is that the Aliens Invaders return, bigger and badder than before, but whilst they are physically bigger, they're most certainly not badder and it's difficult to see why this even made it to a storyboard, let alone a full blown film? There is no character development at all, each actor is given a part, but the parts is so thin, too many characters with not enough character development and why on earth they needed to use the son of as a replacement for Will Smiths character is beyond me! Throw in a third Alien presence for good measure, but we never see who or what this third Alien is! In all the film does nothing and goes nowhere, just everything about it is bad! Given the high quality pedigree of the producers and director, it's hard to know why this turned out like to did, but I personally found it boorish, irritating and a drag to watch!

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Independence Day: Resurgence review by Adrijan Arsovski - Cinema Paradiso

An enormous, voluptuous spectacle on the outside that feels as empty and shallow from the inside as an overpromised bag of chips mostly filled with air. Independence Day: Resurgence even manages to take the fun out of its predecessor by stupefying the Alien invaders’ intelligence and giving them bigger ships for no reason other than to give humans a chance of success against the usurping forces. In other words: lazy writing.

How is it then, 20 years after a fully rounded space invasion, that the same Aliens who previously attacked Earth grew even stupider upon their return? Hasn’t it supposed to be the other way around? I’m raising these issues because frankly, I don’t know their corresponding answers.

The heroic deeds translate from the first installment almost word for word: the jingoism, exaggerated American patriotism and xenophobia are all alive and kicking, actually kicking the audience in their teeth until either everyone gives up and leaves – or what remains of the jaws is an empty shell where once common sense dwelled.

That’s right: Independence Day: Resurgence is not afraid to show little to no subtlety, which unfortunately enough, it too cannot be spotted thanks to the gazillion CGI particles that convolute the whole ordeal into a mish-mash of random colors and consecutively disjointed events.

Furthermore, Roland Emmerich, together with its ‘top-billing Hollywood stars’ list comprised of Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Bill Pullman as the eponymous President Whitmore and for some reason Vivica A. Fox, embark to save the day yet again, only to fall prey to a small inconvenience known as lack of true essence of character. Whether or not this is the writers’ fault, the director’s hiccup or the producers’ ironclad impatience is neither relevant, nor anyone cares. If you’re thinking on cashing in on an established franchise – at least try to pretend that you care for your audience.

The film itself has some redeeming qualities, like Goldblum’s quirky mannerisms, or a somewhat exciting, neck-breaking space dogfights that give other space films a run for their money. Heck: even Brent Spinner tries hard not to screw up his lines, and almost succeeds in channeling his charismatic ‘Star Trek’ reputation to the aberrant Dr. Okun, for a while that is. Pullman feels like a wasted talent among the ruble, perhaps the studio’s fault – who would know at this point for certain?

One thing is clear however: Independence Day: Resurgence is bigger, louder and well-polished an experience, but lacks heart, character motivations, emotional catharsis and everything that made its predecessor work some 20 years ago.

If you’re so desperate to watch this movie, rent it with friends and take a sip every time a thing that was supposed to blow up in violet flames – didn’t.

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