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Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence
Independence Day: Resurgence
Independence Day: Resurgence
  • PG-13
  • 2h 0m
  • 2014
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Twenty years after alien invaders nearly wiped out mankind, they’re back with a vengeance in this explosive sequel to the original Independence Day! Jeff Goldblum returns as scientist David Levinson, now in charge of the Earth Space Defense program. But nothing could prepare us for a new attack of unprecedented scale, and only the ingenuity of a few brave heroes can save our world from extinction!
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics 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.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Uninspired sequel is dull despite big sci-fi battles.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Independence Day: Resurgence is the sequel to 1996's blockbuster alien-invasion thriller, Independence Day. Although a few actors reprise their roles (Jeff Goldbum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner), the movie mostly focuses on a younger generation of Americans who've grown up after the original movie's catastrophic events. When the aliens come back, angrier and in bigger ships than ever, there's another round of destructive, cataclysmic violence: Whole cities are destroyed, ships are blown up, and characters are killed in dire, war-like situations. Notable characters die, some in particularly upsetting ways: One plunges to her death from a helicopter, and another dies as a sacrifice for the greater cause. There's also some strong language ("s--t," "bitch," "a--hole," etc.), a little drinking, and a few kisses.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action
  • Release Date:June 24, 2016
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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