Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Movie Review

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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

2016 | R | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
120 minutes / 2h 00min

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Independence Day: Resurgence Plot Synopsis:

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over?

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Review

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) is an American disaster science-fiction action film that is the sequel to Independence Day (1996) and was shot in several locations around the world. Director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day (1996), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Godzilla (1998), 2012 (2009)) failed upon executing this sequel which many fans was anticipating. I felt betrayed after watching the trailers which boosted my excitement toward seeing this film. The film had an estimated budget of $165 million and grossed over $305.4 million at the box office.

Independence Day: Resurgence takes place twenty years a devastating alien invasion killed over three billion people. The United Nations sets up a unified global defense system that will alert them of extraterrestrial threats amongst other things. The world was preparing to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of July (not sure of the date) of surviving the alien invasion, but all is not what it seems as another spherical ship with different technology distinct from the previous aliens appears. Levinson (Jeff Goldblum - Jurassic Park (1993), Independence Day (1996), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)) urges the Security Council not to attack it because he thinks the ship belongs to another extraterrestrial race. His concern was disregarded, and the order was passed to shoot down the ship which leads to what we all know or can guess.

I was beyond excited to see this film because I have waited so long but my excitement was soon dismissed as the movie began and I slowly realized that this movie would not be as fantastic as the original in the soon to be franchise. The story/script was not so great with mediocre characters, dull writing, and parts of the film which made no sense - total was of my time and money. The script ruined everything for the film as it appeared as though the writer was rushing and did not care much about what he was writing. The cast was also to be blamed for the movie not flourishing because their performance was below average but then again there was not strong character development, so the blame is all around. I couldn’t care less about any of the characters including the returning actors. I gave this film a score of three because of the impressive special effects which were enjoyed by me but could not cover up the plot holes and all of the flaws of the movie.

The movie was shot in Los Angeles, California, USA and several locations in the following countries: Nevada, USA; Utah, USA; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; London, England, UK; New Mexico, USA, and Singapore.

  • Independence Day: Resurgence Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 3
  • Overall Score: 3.52
  • IMDB: 5.2
  • MetaCritic: 3.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 3.0

About Independence Day: Resurgence 2016

Title: Independence Day: Resurgence
Year: 2016
Runtime: 120 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Reviewer: Score: 1.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 1.76/5 stars from 149,499 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 149,499 MPAA Rating: R
Independence Day: Resurgence Cast Starring: Diezel Ramos, Anthony J Sacco, Mark Falvo, Johnny Otto, Raiden Integra, Bill Pullman, William Fichtner, Jonathan Buckhouse, Jonathan Ray Buckhouse, Tahseen Ghauri, Jonathan Ray, Vivica A. Fox, Jeff Goldblum, Dante Briggins, Deobia Oparei, Joshua Mikel, Michael E. Stogner, Robert Loggia, John Storey, Travis Tope, Sela Ward, Maika Monroe, Judd Hirsch, Julian Wondolowski, Nathan Brimmer, Joey King, Brent Spiner, Diana Gaitirira, Shawn Lecrone, Jon McGarrah
Independence Day: Resurgence Writers: Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, Dean Devlin
Independence Day: Resurgence Director: Roland Emmerich
Box Office: $103,137,295
Production: 20th Century Fox
Language: English, Mandarin
Country: USA