The world is at war in this extended trailer for INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE

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I’m quite excited about the new Independence Day: Resurgence movie – the follow-up to 1995’s Independence Day. Yes, it’s your typical Roland Emmerich film with not much of a plot, but the first was absolutely packed with fun and this sequel is looking to have more of the same. Except only now the aliens aren’t messing around in trying to get their revenge, with the ships attacking this time dwarfing those from the first film. Emmerich is no stranger to ending the world and this movie has even more fire-power to do just that. Despite its bigger scale though, you can probably expect things to be similar to the first film.

And speaking of making things bigger, a new extended trailer has been released, which runs for almost an entire 5 minutes! With this new preview you can get a real sense of not only what the film will be like, but a good chunk of its plot too. So, this might sound a little strange for a trailer – but potential spoiler alert!!!

The film seems like it might be a little more serious tone than the first, with most of the characters that actually provided the comic relief in the first film – like Will Smith and Randy Quaid – notably absent (though the latter is obvious given the events of the first film). And none of the cast in this trailer seem to be providing that fun spark. That could be though because the trailer focuses mostly on the characters played by Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum, who are both more serious actors. So hopefully that element is still there and the movie will be more fun than the trailer suggests. Either way, it still looks like it will be epic.

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Here is the official synopsis if you haven’t seen it yet:

We always knew they were coming back. After ‘Independence Day’ redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle 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.

Last Updated: May 25, 2016

Craig Risi

A man of many talents, but no sense how to use them. I could be discovering the cure for aids or finding ways to achieve world peace, but I'd rather be watching movies and writing here instead.

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