Independence Day: Resurgence

Lists: Fantasy, Action

Brief Synopsis: "We always knew they were coming back. 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."

Overall Ranking: 2713 (Rank from 2016: # 158)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 23.08%
Half-Popped 30.77%
Stale 23.08%
Burnt 23.08%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Bryan Lienesch74 - It fails to successfully build on the nostalgia fans had for the original film, primarily because most would argue a sequel without Will Smith is a sequel simply not worth making.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 4
Keith Noakes70(full review)
Dave Examines Movies70
Often Off Topic Allie Adkins50(full review)Comedy: 3
Rewatch: 2
George Rother of MovieGuy 24/750(full review)
Gorgon Reviews43(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown43 - While I like everyone else certainly enjoy the spectacular visuals of the Earth getting ripped a new one all over the Atlantic Ocean, there's no emotional heft or grandeur to the apocalypse befalling mankind once again.
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Lucien of Buzz Hub35(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman35 - It inspires apathy. Roland Emmerich has absolutely no self-awareness as a filmmaker.
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Movie Waffler Eric Hillis30(full review)
Paul's Trip To The Movies25(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 1012
Chris of This Is Madness1(full review)

People Involved

  • Liam Hemsworth (Jake Morrison)
  • Bill Pullman (President Whitmore)
  • Jeff Goldblum (David Levinson)
  • Patrick St. Esprit (Secretary of Defense)
  • Joey King (Sam)
  • Jessie Usher (Dylan Hiller)
  • Chin Han (Commander Jiang Lao)
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg (Dr. Catherine Marceaux)
  • Maika Monroe (Patricia Whitmore)
  • William Fichtner (General Adams)
  • Vivica A. Fox (Jasmine)
  • Sela Ward (President Lanford)
  • AngelaBaby (Rain)
  • Brent Spiner (Dr. Brakish Okun)
  • Grace Huang (Lin Tang)
  • Judd Hirsch (Julius Levinson)
  • Ryan Cartwright (Officer Ryan Collins)
  • Garrett Wareing (Bobby)
  • Gbenga Akinnagbe (Agent Matthew Travis)
  • Mckenna Grace (Daisy)
  • Ava Del Cielo (Young Mother)
  • Ron Yuan (Yeong)
  • Alice Rietveld (Secret Service Agent)
  • Katrina Kavanaugh (ESD Tech)
  • Nicolas Wright (Floyd Rosenberg)
  • Travis Tope (Charlie)
  • James A. Woods (Lt. Ritter)
  • Jason E. Hill (Marine)
  • Deobia Oparei (Dikembe)
  • Travis Hammer (Jeffrey Fineman)
  • Hays Wellford (Felix)
  • Sam Quinn (Radar Officer)
  • Alma Sisneros (Aide 2)
  • Diana Gaitirira (Comms Officer)
  • Humberto Castro (Parisian Office Worker)
  • Richard Beal (Military Brass)
  • Stafford Douglas (Flight Officer #1)
  • Joshua Mikel (Armand)
  • Monique Candelaria (Tech Officer)
  • Evan Bryn Graves (Pilot P. Goodman)
  • Catharine Pilafas (Flight Officer #3)
  • Robert Neary (Captain McQuaide)
  • Beth Bailey (Nurse)
  • Grizelda Quintana (Road Rage / Confrontation Driver)
  • Lance Lim (Kevin)
  • Brandon K. Hampton (Officer)
  • Kenny Leu (Ping Li)
  • (Director)