Independence Day: Resurgenceis a 2016 American science fiction adventure 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 filmIndependence Dayand stars an ensemble cast featuring Liam Hemsworth , Jeff Goldblum , Bill Pullman , Jessie Usher , Maika Monroe , Sela Ward , Judd Hirsch , Brent Spiner and William Fichtner .
The film is set twenty years after the events of the first film. Since then, the United Nations have collaborated on the Earth Space Defense (ESD), an international military defense and research organization, and developed hybrid technology reverse-engineered from the invaders' in anticipation that they would return. When the returning aliens again attack Earth with an advanced and unprecedented force during the twentieth anniversary of humanity's victory against them on July 4, a new generation of defenders from the ESD joins forces with the surviving protagonists from the first film to participate in a battle to save the world from annihilation. In addition, humanity begins to explore their extraterrestrial adversary's history and motives.
IMAX 3D in the United States on June 24, 2016. The film received generally negative reviews from critics, who found the plot convoluted and action sequences overblown, though some praised its overall humor.It has grossed a total of 362 million dollarsat the box office, becoming a moderate hit at the box office.
United Nations has set up the Earth Space Defense (ESD), a global defense and research program to reverse-engineer alien technology and serve as Earth's early warning system against extraterrestrial threats. The main defense force utilizes equipment salvaged from the remains of the alien forces and operates military bases built on the Moon , Mars , and Rhea . The Area 51 base in Nevada has become the ESD Headquarters.
In the provincial African state Republique Nationale d'Umbutu,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 alien occupants sent a distress call to their home planet before being defeated. Furthermore, Umbutu and former U.S. President Thomas Whitmore are among those who are telepathically linked with the aliens ever since their personal encounters with them. At Area 51, Dr. Brakish Okun awakens after a twenty-year coma.
On July 3, 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 might be benevolent and urges the world's Security Council not to attack, but they vote to shoot it down regardless.
, against ESD's orders, pilots Jake Morrison and Charlie Miller pick up Levinson, Marceaux, Umbutu, and Levinson's accountant Floyd Rosenberg on a space tug and they head for the wreckage, where they recover a container. An alien mothership 3,000 miles (4,830 km) in diameter suddenly emerges and destroys Earth's planetary defenses before approaching the planet.The space tug is caught in the mothership's gravitational pull, which lifts objects from across Asia . The debris falls all over Europe , where the tug manages to escape before heading on to Area 51. The mothership lands over the north of the Atlantic Ocean , destroying cities on the Eastern Seaboard , and begins drilling a hole through the bottom of it to harvest the heat of the core for fuel, which will destroy Earth's magnetic field in the process.
Whitmore interrogates one of the aliens held in captivity from the war. The ESD learns that the aliens exist in eusociality , and that one of their colossal Queens is commanding the invasion. Levinson concludes that, if they kill the supervising Queen, her forces will cease drilling and retreat. An ESD aerial fleet, 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.
In Area 51, Okun opens the container and releases a giant white sphere of virtual intelligence ; indeed benevolent, it reveals that its mission is to evacuate survivors from worlds targeted by the aliens, whom it calls "Harvesters", and that it has gathered a viable resistance force against the Harvesters. In the mothership, Dylan, Jake, and other survivors manage to escape by hijacking enemy attack crafts and pursue the Queen's personal ship, which is heading to Area 51 with its fleet.
Knowing the Queen has become aware of the sphere's presence; the ESD forces hide it in an isolation chamber and use a decoy to lure the Queen's 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 to space. Okun reveals that the sphere has asked humanity to lead its resistance and offered them new technology in preparation for a counterattack to the Harvester's home planet.