Movie :: Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Do you know Independence Day Movie? The first one is 20th years ago (1996). And I’m still in high school.

This year (2016), they have the 2nd season.

Don’t forget to watch the 1st episode first before you watch the 2nd.

Credit:
– IMDB
– Wikipedia

Independence Day: Resurgence is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Emmerich, Dean Devlin, Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods and James Vanderbilt. It is the sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day and stars an ensemble cast featuring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, and William Fichtner. Although some of the original cast members reprise their roles from the first film, Robert Loggia made a cameo appearance filmed shortly before his death in December 2015; Will Smith, Margaret Colin, James Rebhorn (who died in 2014), and Adam Baldwin did not return; and Monroe and Usher take over Mae Whitman and Ross Bagley’s roles, respectively.

Plot:
Twenty years after the international community recovered from a devastating alien invasion that killed over three billion people, the United Nations has set up the ESD (Earth Space Defense), a united global defense program that serves as Earth’s early warning system. The main defense force uses technology salvaged from the remains of the alien forces, with military forces assembled on the Moon, Mars, and Rhea, while the Area 51 base has become the ESD Headquarters.

In Africa, ESD Director David Levinson meets with Dr. Catherine Marceaux and warlord Dikembe Umbutu, who leads him to an intact alien destroyer. Aboard the ship, they discover that the ship was drilling a hole into the ground and that the aliens sent a distress call to its home planet before their defeat. Furthermore, Umbutu and former U.S. President Thomas Whitmore experienced recurring visions of extraterrestrial logograms ever since their personal encounters with the telepathic aliens and try to decipher them.

A spherical ship with technology different from the aliens’ emerges from a wormhole near the ESD’s Moon defense headquarters. Levinson believes that it belongs to another extraterrestrial race that is benevolent and urges the world’s governments not to attack, but they vote to shoot it down regardless. Against orders, ESD pilot Jake Morrison picks up Levinson, Marceaux, Umbutu, and Floyd Rosenberg on a space tug the following day on July 4 and they head for the wreckage, where they recover a container. An alien mothership 3,000 miles wide[9] suddenly emerges and destroys Earth’s planetary defense before approaching the planet. The space tug is caught in the mothership’s artificial gravitational pull, which also lifts structures from most of Asia. The debris falls all across Europe, where the tug manages to escape before heading on to Area 51. The mothership lands over north of the Atlantic Ocean and begins drilling a hole through the bottom of it to harvest the heat of the core, which will destroy Earth’s magnetic field in the process.

Upon the space tug’s arrival at Area 51, Dr. Brakish Okun awakens after a twenty-year coma. He opens the container and releases a giant white sphere of virtual intelligence; its mission is evacuating survivors from worlds targeted by aliens, whom it calls Harvesters, and building a resistance force, one already profoundly feared by the invaders. Whitmore interrogates one of the Harvesters held in captivity since the last war. The ESD learns that the Harvesters, while similar to Earth’s insect kingdom, are not like locusts as they initially believed but exist in eusociality and that one of their colossal Queens is commanding the invasion. They conclude if they kill the accompanying Queen, her forces will retreat to find another one. An ESD fleet of hybrid fighters, led by Captain Dylan Dubrow-Hiller, stages a counterattack on the Queen’s chamber, but they are caught in a trap within the mothership, which wipes out nearly the entire unit. Dylan, along with Jake and fellow pilots Charlie Miller and Rain Lao, manages to escape by hijacking two enemy attack crafts. The Harvesters also raid the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, killing President Elizabeth Lanford along with most of her Cabinet, leading General Joshua Adams is immediately sworn in as Lanford’s successor at Area 51.

Knowing the Queen has become aware of its presence, the sphere’s sentience wants the ESD to destroy it to prevent the Harvesters from learning its secrets. The ESD forces instead hide the sphere in an isolation chamber, and use the space tug with a transmitter copying the sphere’s signal as a decoy to lure the Queen’s personal ship to a trap filled with fusion weapons. Against his daughter Patricia’s wishes, Whitmore volunteers to pilot the space tug on the suicide mission, leading the warship to the trap and detonates the bombs, sacrificing himself, and destroying the ship. However, the Queen survives using an energy shield on her biomechanical suit. Patricia personally flies a hybrid fighter that neutralizes the Queen’s shield, allowing Dylan’s arriving party to kill the Queen before she can take the sphere. With the Queen dead, the mothership stops drilling and retreats from Earth. Okun reveals the sphere has asked them to lead the resistance, and offered them new technology in preparation to take the fight to the Harvesters’ home world.

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