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Independence Day: Resurgence
ID4星际重生

Opening Date
23 Jun 2016
Rating
PG Some Violence
些许暴力画面
Runtime
120 mins
Language
English with Chinese subtitles
Genre
Action, Adventure
Director
Roland Emmerich
Cast
Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Maika Monroe, Jessie Usher, William Fichtner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Travis Tope, Sela Ward, Brent Spiner, Vivica A. Fox, Angelababy
Synopsis
We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. 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.
Reviews
By Jason Lin  24 Jun 2016
Strong technicalities are in abundance to cater for solid entertainment. As long as logic and science aren’t used as yardsticks to judge, Independence Day: Resurgence should survive the threats from fellow summer blockbuster contenders.
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Yet another rehash and recycle exercise by Hollywood ushers in the sequel to Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day, which was released two decades ago. With a strong track record for post-apocalyptic action thrillers as seen in films like 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow, it is perhaps not difficult to anticipate the megatons of world destruction.
 
Like how the film title suggests, Independence Day: Resurgence sees the alien species returning to invade Earth. With twenty years in between, technology has advanced tremendously for mankind to prepare for the inevitable. Director, writer and producer Emmerich subjects such technology to a trying test by introducing giant scales of assault power.
 
As technology pursues the route of better faster and smaller (higher specifications and miniaturisation), mankind has always been fascinated with deriving the next breakthrough invention to address current conditions. It is interesting to think of how disruptive conditions may still render such modern technologies futile.
 
This is seen in Emmerich’s film where a giant alien spacecraft measuring a few continents in diameter enters Earth’s atmosphere and lands to plasma drill. Of course, science and laws of physics may have been thrown out of the screenplay but it is still breathtaking to behold the scene.
 
They like to get the landmarks”, Jeff Goldblum’s reprising character David Levinson cheekily remarked at the alien visitors’ travel itinerary. There’s something about seeing the disintegration of Marina Bay Sands and the Petronas Twin Towers being lifted sky-high before crashing into Tower Bridge.
 
Casting younger new characters played by Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe and also Chinese actress Angelababy, mankind’s fight against the aggressors aren’t just by the young and vigorous as the duty is shared with characters that survived the first alien invasion in 1996.
 
It is this very spirit where every person on Earth unites as one to defend the world against the universe when facing the dire need to survive. This is an ideal situation that is light years away from our world today where politics divide people. Perhaps one may argue that it takes drastic and extreme situations to harmonise differences.
 
Having a sense of obligation to make the world a safe and better one for the next generation appears to be driving the seasoned veterans to greater heights. Their love for their loved ones is an admirable quality that convinces all to never give up, which is seen during a pep talk by ex-President Whitmore (Bill Pullman).
 
Strong technicalities are in abundance to cater for solid entertainment. As long as logic and science aren’t used as yardsticks to judge, Independence Day: Resurgence should survive the threats from fellow summer blockbuster contenders.
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