Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence

DVD - 2016
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Two decades after the first invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-solar threat.
Audience: OFA rating: PG.
Publisher: Beverly Hills : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2016.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Indep
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Described video for the visually impaired.
In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.

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AMerr22
Oct 24, 2017

The first one was wayy better.

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bhg0010
Oct 23, 2017

Goofy? Yes. Silly? Yes. Weird? Yes. At the same time, the film has a nice sense of fun that's pretty appealing. Even if the 'aliens invade the planet so we're all doomed' premise is totally stale by now, the movie is still worth watching.

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publicenemy45
Aug 29, 2017

this movie is totally boring. special effects hororable Liam hemsworth is a tororable actor .

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gurujr
Aug 15, 2017

First one was better. Anyway, Aliens comeback only to get outwitted by a bunch of millennials in jet fighters. Don't worry Jeff Goldblum, Jud Hirsch, Bill Pullman, and Brett Spiner come out of mothballs to help come up with more solutions to kick the aliens asses.

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IntheLordsjoy
Jun 01, 2017

MST3K come and get this one its so bad its good, and for a big plus you get to see all the things that the aliens missed the first time go bye-bye. A guilty pleasure film for sure.

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tj_is_cool
May 09, 2017

Super cheesy. Really waste of time.

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Candona
Apr 19, 2017

Re-spun plot of the 1996 movie riddled with every cliche seen in movies since 1945. Sort of updated for 2016 political correctness standards though they still use stereotypes where they can get away with it such as the mad scientist imagery. Earth has apparently benefited from the spoils of the 1996 alien war to upgrade technology, though they still use a lot of fossil fuel engines in consumer motors ("Out of gas!") while the military got anti-gravity upgrades.

A long laundry list of plot holes, plus frequent occurrences of somebody doing something completely stupid in obedience to antiquated values. Also requires not only slight suspension of disbelief but suspension of just about anything you have learned about science since grade one. I presume any succeeding movie will be set purely off-planet since there is no way the Earth will return to being habitable after this one.

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callig
Apr 15, 2017

Of course it stinks- but it's so bad it's good. Take the alien queen attacking the school bus full of kids! The icing on the cake- one of the kids has a cute little dog that must be rescued before they can flee! This movie is funny- in the same way that a Bruce Willis movie is funny.
There are dictatorships of the whip [like Russia, an old-school autocracy] and of the carrot [like America]. In the former they drink and cry; in the latter they buy and laugh. The end result is the same of course, but i must admit that if i have to live next to a dictatorship i'm glad Canada is next to America and not Russia!
This is an old-school movie in one respect- hiding under all those computer graphics is a down-home stoner movie. Get high and giggle away kids.

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Ebert
Mar 21, 2017

So bad I wish I could give negative stars

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JackamoJames
Mar 20, 2017

Unbelievably Bad !...ridiculous story, terrible acting, not even as a "wink" is this anything worth your time.

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jimg2000
Nov 19, 2016

This just came in from Hubble. There's some kind of force pulling in Saturn's rings.
-Holy Christ. What about our defense base there?
It's gone. It's not just the base, it's like the whole moon just vanished.
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Good morning, Brakish. How are we today? I brought you a new one. Dactylorhiza maculata, or the spotted orchid. And when it fully blooms, the lavender... is going to take your breath away.
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You know the last thing I said to my parents was I hated them. The only reason I'm still alive is they dropped me off at that stupid camp.
-Well, I'm glad they did. Because you're the only family I got.
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20 years ago, when we destroyed the mother ship, we detected a burst in an X-band frequency directed towards deep space.
-Oh. The distress call.
Looks like someone picked up the phone and answered.

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jimg2000
Nov 19, 2016

To all aircraft within the sound of my voice, we expect the devastation to the east coast to be beyond imagination. The rally point for all remaining aircraft is Area 51.
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What are you idiots doing?
-The world's going to an end. Even worse, we lost the gold.
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I think they're after our molten core. Which means no magnetic fields. Our atmosphere evaporate basically
the end of life on this planet.
-Oh, so you are saying we're already finished.
Not necessarily. Back in '96, the drilling in Africa stops when we blew up their mother ship. There must be a queen up there that we didn't know about. Assuming this hive theory holds true.
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No one has ever killed a harvester queen.
-That's encouraging.
But as a hive, her fighters will fall and her ship will leave your planet, recalled by other harvester queens.

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jimg2000
Nov 19, 2016

We always knew they were coming back. But look how far we've come. In the last 20 years, this planet has been unified in a way that's unprecedented in human history. That's sacred. That's worth fighting for. We convinced an entire generation that this is a battle we could win. And they believed us. We can't let them down. It wasn't luck last time. It was our resolve. We all have to fight till our last breath. And that is going to
lead us to victory.
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Make no mistake, this is humanity's last stand. What we do in the next 12 minutes will either define the human race or finish it. To those of you listening: No matter your nationality, color, or creed, ... we are all one people. Whatever happens, succeed or fail, we will face it together, standing as one.
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A harvester ship conquered our planet and extracted it's molten core. They used them to refuel their ships and grow their technology. They've done this to countless civilizations.

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jimg2000
Nov 19, 2016

We're not even married yet, and you're already trying to shoot me?
-Maybe we should try that.
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I got the controls back. And our weapons are working. Yeah, but our engines are fried.
-Alright. Well, it's got to be a controlled dive then.
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What are you doing? You're not going to follow her! Stay behind the yellow line, please Dad.
-There's no yellow line.
Imagine one.
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You saved the world once before, Dad.
-I'm not saving the world, Patty. I'm saving you.
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My dad says your son never went to space and it's just a conspiracy.
-Oh yeah? You father's a butt.

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