Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Movie Review

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2016 | PG | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
120 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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Independence Day: Resurgence Review


Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?

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.

About Independence Day: Resurgence 2016

Title: Independence Day: Resurgence
Original Title: ID Forever Part 1
Year: 2016
Runtime: 120 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
MPAA Rating: PG
Starring: Diezel Ramos, Anthony J Sacco, Mark Falvo, Johnny Otto, Raiden Integra, Jonathan Buckhouse, Bill Pullman, William Fichtner, Jonathan Ray Buckhouse, Vivica A. Fox, Tahseen Ghauri, Jonathan Ray, Jeff Goldblum, Dante Briggins, Deobia Oparei, Joshua Mikel, Michael E. Stogner, Robert Loggia, John Storey, Akshay Patel, Liam Hemsworth, Julian Wondolowski, Travis Tope, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Nathan Brimmer, Judd Hirsch, Joey King, Diana Gaitirira, Brent Spiner
Writers: Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, James Vanderbilt, Carter Blanchard
Director: Roland Emmerich