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Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence
  • 2016
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Roland Emmerich
  • Written by: Carter Blanchard, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, James A Woods, Nicolas Wright
  • Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe
  • UK release: 24 June 2016

Years after the original alien attack, humans have pilfered their tech to improve Earth's defences, but the aliens come back anyway in a 3000-mile-wide mega-spaceship. Overcrowded and predictable sequel with bludgeoning special effects and clunky dialogue.

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Independence Day: Resurgence

22 Jun 20163 stars

Belated alien invasion sequel that takes things up a notch for better and worse

Twenty years after Independence Day stoked blockbusters’ appetite for destruction with a fusillade of alien invasion and disaster movie ballistics, director Roland Emmerich’s taste for excess both heightens and hobbles the follow-up. Forced to find new…

Liam Hemsworth previews Independence Day: Resurgence

23 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Liam Hemsworth rides a "forklift on the moon" in 'Independence Day: Resurgence'. The long-awaited sequel to the sci-fi classic will see the 25-year-old star try to rescue the planet by taking to the surface of the moon. Liam explained the…

Jessie Usher cast in Independence Day sequel

4 Mar 2015

Film gossip

Jessie Usher has joined the cast of 'Independence Day 2'. The 'Survivor's Remorse' actor will portray the son of Will Smith's character Captain Steven Hiller in the forthcoming blockbuster sequel, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Details of…

Independence Day sequel to start filming in May

27 Nov 2014

Film gossip

The 'Independence Day' sequel will begin filming next year. The long-anticipated follow-up to the 1996 sci-fi adventure starring Will Smith, has been given the green light to start filming in May with a release date set for 2016. Although Smith…

Will Smith 'looking good' for Independence Day sequel

25 Oct 2013

Film gossip

Will Smith could be reprising his role in the 'Independence Day' sequel. The actor originally turned down the opportunity to return as US Marine Corps pilot, Captain Steven Hiller, in the sci-fi film, but director Roland Emmerich has now revealed…

Michael B. Jordan in talks for Independence Day sequel

27 Sep 2013

Film gossip

Michael B. Jordan is being lined up for a starring role in the 'Independence Day' sequel. The 'Fruitvale Station' star has reportedly been in talks with director Roland Emmerich for the follow-up to the 1996 sci-fi blockbuster slated to be called…

Will Smith in 'talks' for Independence Day sequel

6 Sep 2013

Film gossip

Will Smith is in talks for the 'Independence Day' sequel. The 44-year-old actor is set to have discussions to reprise his role as Captain Steven Hiller, a US Marine Corps pilot who is part of the VMFA-314 squadron in the sci-fi film. Director…

Will Smith 'too expensive' for Independence Day 2

24 Jun 2013

Film gossip

Will Smith won't be in 'Independence Day 2'. The 'After Earth' actor was one of the lead stars in the 1996 original movie - which grossed a massive $817 million worldwide - but he is unlikely to reprise his role in the follow-up film, which is due…

Roland Emmerich wants Independence Day 'series'

13 May 2013

Film gossip

Roland Emmerich wants to make a "series" of 'Independence Day' films. The director - who helmed the 1996 alien invasion blockbuster starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum - previously announced that he has begun work on two sequels…

Independence Day sequel set 20 years later

27 Mar 2013

Film gossip

'Independence Day 2' will take place 20 years after the original. Director Roland Emmerich has outlined his ideas for two proposed sequels to the 1996 alien invasion blockbuster starring Will Smith, and has already completed scripts for the follow-up…

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