Independence Day: Resurgence
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 24, 2016
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2016
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's undeniably visually impressive, but like its predecessor, Independence Day: Resurgence lacks enough emotional heft to support its end-of-the-world narrative stakes.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Independence Day: Resurgence" is a dull, brainless sequel, representing how sadly major studio film quality has declined in the intervening two decades. And how gullible the makers think audiences have become.

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James Berardinelli

The temptation is there to say that Independence Day: Resurgence tarnishes the image of its predecessor but the original Independence Day wasn't all that good to begin with.

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Joanne Soh
The New Paper (Singapore)

The two young actors sorely lack the chemistry and sass Goldblum and leading man Will Smith shared in the original.

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Brian Lowry

Moreover, the movie keeps announcing over and over exactly how much time is left before the world gets destroyed. In practical terms, that simply reminds the audience that this two-hour exercise feels like a pretty long sit, despite its frenetic pacing.

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David Sims
The Atlantic

It's a non-movie, an insult to the blockbuster genre, and should stand only as a perfect example of Hollywood's more glaring deficiencies as an industry.

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Lili Loofbourow
The Week

Resurgence isn't a good movie, but if you're trying to work out what Independence Day means in 2016, that isn't the point.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The first "Independence Day" had the gratifying slap of good pop cinema, harmless and weightless; the follow-up is twice as big and half as fun.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

Disposable and shockingly inept.

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Brooke Corso
The Monitor (McAllen, TX)

[Director Roland] Emmerich gave us bigger explosions and battles, but the two-hour running time sags under the bloat of thin characters and huge plot holes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
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Phil Hubbs
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Christopher Heim
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Kevin M. Williams
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Christian C
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Nate Zoebl
I can recall actively counting down the days until Independence Day was released in 1996, gobbling up every newspaper clipping and magazine article I could. I… More