20 years after the original Independence Day film, Hollywood gives us another delicious taste of summer-action-blockbuster on a stick. Independence Day: Resurgence is available now for rental on C Spire Fiber TV On Demand.
It’s been twenty years. Twenty long years since those aliens wrought havoc upon the White House, the epicenter of all that was right in our world. Twenty years since Captain Steve Hiller, USMC fighter pilot, helped organize and launch a last-ditch effort countering the technologically superior extraterrestrials.
On that fateful day, President Thomas Whitmore spoke to the world as we prepared for our final battle.
We are fighting for our right to live. To exist.
And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!
We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive!
Today we celebrate our Independence Day!
Many sunrises and sunsets have passed since that fateful day–July 4, 1996. And with long passages of time often come high expectations. Good thing for us movie fans this sequel doesn’t disappoint. In fact, many believe Liam Hemsworth outshines his charismatic protagonist predecessor. Or, that could just be people hating on Will Smith.
Regardless, don’t call Independence Day: Resurgence a mere sequel. And don’t call it a comeback. This movie is more than that. Independence Day: Resurgence is a testament to the summer blockbuster and a renewal of our faith that Hollywood can put out a movie that can take in more income than it cost to create.
Film Synopsis: As the Fourth of July nears, satellite engineer David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) investigates a 3,000-mile-wide mother ship that’s approaching Earth. Fortunately, 20 years earlier, nations across the world started to use recovered extraterrestrial technology to develop an immense defense program. When the alien invaders attack with unprecedented force, the U.S. president, teams of scientists and brave fighter pilots spring into action to save the planet from a seemingly invincible enemy.
This movie is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and destruction, and for some language.