Must Watch: First Trailer for 'Independence Day: Resurgence' Arrives

December 13, 2015
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Independence Day: Resurgence

"We always knew they would come back." Damn! This looks epic. 20th Century Fox has unveiled the first full trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence, the long-awaited sequel to the sci-fi hit Independence Day, which hit theaters back in 1996 (if you can believe it - 20 years ago!). Roland Emmerich is back in the director's chair going even bigger and more explosive with this alien invasion sequel. The extraterrestrials that tried to take over the world before are back, and they seem really pissed, bringing a whole new arsenal. Jeff Goldblum, Brent Spiner, Vivica A. Fox and Bill Pullman return, joined by Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, Charlotte Gainsbourg and others. This looks pretty good, better than I was expecting.

Here's the first full trailer for Roland Emmerich's Independence Day: Resurgence, direct from Fox:

Independence Day 2 is being once again directed by Roland Emmerich. As for returning cast members – Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner and recently confirmed Bill Pullman and Judd Hirsch will all be back as their characters from the first film. William Fichtner and Maika Monroe are new additions. The sequel is supposed to take place 20 years after the events of the first film, which will be real time, almost to the day, from when the original was released. Emmerich is directing again with a script that he co-wrote with Dean Devlin and James Vanderbilt. 20th Century Fox currently has Independence Day: Resurgence scheduled to land in theaters June 24th, 2016 next summer. Looks like this will live up to the original?

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  • son_et_lumiere
    weird, i'd kind of forgotten this was coming. but a little Goldblum goes a long way. add a dash of Pullman and a pinch of Fichtner, and it's tastier than i was expecting. nice use of the Best Worst President's Speech Ever in the trailer, and i like the way they cut the words short. sure, it's Emmerich, so there's a lot of CG flying randomly at the screen, and i anticipate the plot and script will be paper-thin, but i wasn't even remotely interested before, so i guess you could call that a win.
    • Jon Odishaw
      There is no "best worst" it is the single greatest speech in film history.
      • son_et_lumiere
        he he, don't get me wrong, i like it too! he somehow managed to channel Abraham Lincoln and William Shatner at the same time. it's much better than Idris in Pacific Rim, for sure.
      • TheOct8pus
        It's a great speech because he even throws in a few rhymes here and there.
  • Jon Odishaw
    I love Roland films because they go boom. They don't try to do too much. They just go boom. And I want to see this movie go boom in iMax this summer.
    • ari smulders
  • Nash
    Prometheus School Of Running Away From Things Alert at 1.23!
  • Looks like the world finally found peace with even more guns and weaponry only to have to go to war again. Damn you aliens! Damn you back to space.
  • FDAapprove
    I'm sure will smith is beating himself up right now
    • TheOct8pus
      Something tells me Will Smith does not give two shits about this....
  • Lagoya
    The Aliens came back, now running Norton 360 enterprise edition on all ships, no virus is getting through!
    • wylles
      Oh no...
    • hahaha.
    • Good one! :)
    • TheOct8pus
      Yeah...but they hadn't anticipated that everyone of Earth has a smartphone....they're gonna get Tweeted to death....or shamed on social media.
  • foreigncontaminant
    "The uploader has not made this video available in your country."
  • Lar Rackell
    I missed that Fichtner was going to be apart of this . This is gonna be fuuuuunnn
  • Trey
    This actually looks good. Will Probably thought a sequel would not work with the film.
  • DaveLister_JMC
    Welcome (back) to Earf!!!!!
  • Henry Willis
    looks awful with cheap cgi and subpar actors. Oh well. I am sure they didn't spend much on this movie and they will make profit nonetheless.
  • Payne by name
    The first hour of Independence Day was amazing. A real sense of dread and scale and then it descended into vacuous cheese. I'll have to reserve judgement on this.
  • Higgens
    Some really bad CGI in that. That aside looks like some fun popcorn action. Look forward to.
    • steve
      I'm confused as to what people think bad CGI is because this didn't look bad at all to me..
      • same Im actually on board doesn't look bad at all
      • Higgens
        Things that look like an old video game.
    • David Diaz
      What shots were bad? Also I say this every time people comment on CGI in trailers ... they still have months to polish this stuff. Some shots might be locked but with over 6 months to go they are still very much working on the fx.
      • Higgens
        If it gets polished thats great. There was a shot with helicopters, looked quite bad, then many of the shots with the planes. Its not a deal breaker, but I expect more from a big budget action flick, I expect to never have a moment of "that looks fake". This trailer did not provide that.
  • jay
    Alright, well if nothing else, this LOOKs amazing. Like just literally the way it looks. Im digging the imagery and the palette and that sort of thing. Story will probably suck, but at least it will LOOK professional as hell.
  • John Doe
    Man Hollywood's really outta ideas.
    • Cyberdine
  • David Diaz
    Loved the first as a teenager and I can't wait to see how they follow it up so many years later. I'm excited.
  • HammerTwoZero
    I just wish studios would have higher standards for CGI. This quality is clearly subpar.
    • David Diaz
      What is par in your opinion? Both Weta and MPC are working on this and they are 2 of the top fx companies in the world.
  • ari smulders
    This looks awesome. 2 hours of Cgi, bad story and fake patriotism, but still going because everything will be blown to pieces in a fantastic way! Go Emmerich Go!
  • grimjob
    I'll be damned, actually looks decent. That speech. 20 years and countless viewings and that speech still gives me chills. Every goddamn time.
  • Oriyan J. Ovadia
    Star Trek meets Starship Troopers?
    • ErrorSapiens
      Random meets comment.
    • capitandelespacio
      And Transformers!
      • Cyberdine
        And 1950s War of the Worlds
        • TheOct8pus
          ...and Jeff Goldblum...
          • wasn't he in the Invasion of the Body Snatchers back in the day too? great sci-fi career
          • Cyberdine
            .....and President Obama...
          • TheOct8pus
            I had no idea....
          • capitandelespacio
            And Kevin Bacon.
          • Cyberdine
            ....And Carrot Top....
        • ff
          And not even close to as good as any of them!
        • bumboclot
          The first one was obviously a remake of War of the Worlds.
    That "Oh my G-d." delivery was inexplicably Jeff Goldblum!!! Fantastic!!!~~~
  • Cyberdine
    Emmerich's "end of the world" movies are dumb and over the top and they only get worse. I think Will Smith finally made a wise choice in not coming back for this.
    • capitandelespacio
      I don't understand all the fuzz about the first one, which is literally nonesense dumb 90's generic action garbage. And still don't get why making a second one is a good idea. Then I saw the Fox logo and understood all right away.
      • cg
        I never understand how people look back at a film from almost 20 years ago and bash it as generic action garbage. At the time the film was revolutionary in terms of its incorporation of CGI with practical effects. It set the stage for what has become the norm in popcorn action movies of today. Of course today looking back it might not feel that way.
        • capitandelespacio
          Hey, I bashed it over before it was cool! I'm a basher-hipster. No, seriously, is not about bashing this dead corpse, this whole thing is just to bring up another recognizable brand (in this case, Independence Day) and milk this before it's so old nobody remembers it. And, btw, the first one was OK. Was not ground breaking - style defining or nothing of that.
          • ff
            Personally I think you're being nice. I thought the first one was pure garbage.
  • capitandelespacio
    I like the fact that, although we are all aware of the "Inception" sound is been used in every trailer, the editors still use it anyways. The trailer feels a bit Transformers+Star Trek (2009)+Starship Troopers+The Flinstones.
    Looks like Julius is gonna need a bigger boat!
  • I like the new slew of arsenal, and that mankind had adapted the "alien" technology to our own. shouldn't there be a hidden name for the aliens by now? just like how there's xenomorphs that aren't ever mentioned in the Alien movies but every cinephile knows their title anyways? call me shallow but I'm interested in seeing this for just two reasons: Jeff Goldblum & Maika Monroe
  • shiboleth
    I usually feel like puking when I hear about or sense the patriotism, but other than that this will pass as some kind of mindless fun... And this is really stupid in the face of so many world problems ...
  • LightningB
    Not even going to pretend I won't be a sucker for this one. I will be in theaters for this one for sure. It's Emmerich so I know where to put my expectations. Should be fun.
  • bumboclot
    The interesting thing will be the alternative history since the events of 1996. Of course that will take a back seat to endless nonsensical destruction of earth's greatest landmarks and cheesy one liners. Still better than most CGI oriented garbage because it isn't yet another remake of a lesser 80s movie.




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