Independence Day

Independence Day

Resurgence

DVD - 2016
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Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare people for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring the world back from the brink of extinction.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2016]
Edition: EnglishFrenchSpanish version
Branch Call Number: DVD INDEPENDENCE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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List - Films for the Fourth
ArapahoeTina Jun 15, 2017

When aliens descend with hostile intent, it's up to the good ole U.S. of A. to give a new definition to Independence Day. "...You will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation."


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yesbyedith
May 18, 2019

Fun, well written and acted, definitely action.

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Janice21383
Mar 08, 2019

An addition to the things blow up -- Americans take charge -- things blow up genre. If you usually like this type of movie, you will like Independence Day: Resurgence fine.

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akirakato
Mar 04, 2019

Written and directed by Roland Emmerich in 2016 as a sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day, this American SF drama depicts the struggle to save our planet.
Although undeniably visually impressive, the film lacks enough emotional narratives to support its end-of-the-world stakes.
Some scenes seem confusing because you cannot tell the good-guy spaceships from the bad-guy ships.
In a nutshell, it turns out to be an unsatisfying sequel with a number of uninteresting subplots.

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tonyalanjeffers
Feb 10, 2019

Well thanks to being snowed in I finally saw it. Will Smith is definitely missed; I think he was working on Suicide Squad when it was being made. The fact that he is supposed to be dead doesn't guarantee he won't appear in the third movie; it may turn out that although he was thought to have died in a test flight; he was actually kidnapped by the aliens.
It was a disappointment for me; instead of having quality science fiction writers come up with an intriguing story line they borrow heavily from other special effect extravaganza block buster box office successes; Such as Star Trek the Future Begins, Star Wars, Transformers, The Last Star Fighter and of course The Day the Earth Stood Still. Lots of rehashing things from the first movie. It's 20 years later so the children that appeared in the first movie are all grown up now and all fighter pilots of course.
In the first movie it's all the United States that saves the day and the world. This one adds characters from China and Africa to help out. It would have been nice if they had added even more nationalities; but that would have created too many characters to keep straight.
The idea that these alien invasions have united the whole Earth in a way that has never before happened in human history is put forward as something to be thankful for. Let us hope that the uniting of all of Earth's nations and peoples will not require such mass destruction and the death of billions of human beings.
At the moment that looks to be a long ways off.

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AndyAug21
Feb 09, 2019

best movie every watch it

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GiovanniS
May 31, 2018

The movie itself had great CGI and as a popcorn movie, I think it's just amazing. I'm not sure why it had so many negative reviews or got nominated for Razzies (never won though). I saw this in the theaters in 3D when it was out, and re-watched it on Netflix today (they are taking it off Netflix tomorrow so I put the movie on the shelf here just in case). I'd have to say this movie holds my attention and is a fun-watch. The third act was just roller-coaster amazing, while the previous acts were okay. The only fault I would say it is didn't have a convincing sense of urgency the first film, and suspense of the intentions of the aliens before the first attack. It was a bit too "popcorn" for the caliber of movie established by the first one, and perhaps that is what let allot of people down after waiting for a 20 year sequel.

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franklewis1
May 28, 2018

This is the worst sci-fi. movie I have ever had the experience of watching. Everyone connected to this blockbuster misfire should be summarily executed. It is the worst written, worst directed, worst acted, worst graphics, worst everything movie ever made. I give it no stars and that is being generous.

This may be the worst Big-Budget movie I've ever seen.
It's like it was written by a child.
Horrible, cornball acting with a terrible script, and more plot-holes than you got energy to count.
Bad from start to finish.
Absolutely painful to watch!

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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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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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