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Independence Day: Resurgence


Year: 2016 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: Unknown 
Certificate: BBFC 12A Cert – Under 12s admitted only with an adult 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Roland Emmerich 
Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie T. Usher  
An image from Independence Day: Resurgence

An alien ship approaches Earth, and positioned itself over the White House – launching an energy beam downwards, it destroyed that building, and truly pushed humanity to fight for its independence. Independence Day was wonderful fun, elaborate chaos and a thrill ride from start to end. The sequel is now here, and although it is lacking in Will Smith, it is so enjoyable that you won’t miss him. 20 years after the first alien attack, it is once again the Fourth of July, but David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) isn’t in the mood for celebration – he has realised that the aliens are coming back, and they’re going to attack unprecedented force. It’s down to Levinson, former US President Thomas Whitmore (Bill Pullman) and a team of scientists and brave fighter pilots to save the planet from a seemingly invincible threat. I’m not going to insult you by claiming that Independence Day: Resurgence is the greatest film ever and worthy of being showered by prestigious awards, but it is great cheesy fun and if you loved the first one, this one will be right to your tastes. It is enjoyable special effects fare, full of literally ground-breaking action, and if you choose to bask in the spirit of it, you’ll have a great time watching. It doesn’t claim to be original, but that’s not what you’re expecting here – bask in the sheer mindlessness of it, and be blown away.

Reece Goodall

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Screenings of this film:

2016/2017 Autumn Term (digital)
2016/2017 Autumn Term (digital)