Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are back kicking alien butt in Independence Day: Resurgence. This belated sequel to the smash 1996 sci-fi blockbuster has all the right action beats and plenty of spectacle.
However, will this Roland Emmerich directed flick connect with audiences like the original did 20 years ago? Time will tell, but this time Will Smith is missing from the mix.
We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
Independence Day: Resurgence starring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward opens in June 2016.