When INDEPENDENCE DAY came out 20 years ago it was groundbreaking.  It was the first time we saw the White House get destroyed on film, along with a host of other International landmarks.  The effects were at the top of their class and the movie was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning in the Visual Effects category.

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE picks up in real time 20 years later.  Roland Emmerich returns, helming this film as creator/writer/director with Dean Devlin partnering up again.  Although Will Smith did not return, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox and Judd Hirsch are all back, joined by Liam Hemsworth and Singaporean actor Chin Han who was named by CNNGO (a subsidiary of CNN) as one of Asia’s 25 Best Actors.

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE is the type of movie where you get exactly what you expect.  It’s not plot driven and despite the actors’ fine pedigrees, no one will be winning any awards for their work.  However, it’s the quintessential popcorn movie where you go for two hours of mindless entertainment.  So often we look down on movies that seek to entertain, but it’s not a bad thing.  With busy lives and horrors in the news, a bit of fluff entertainment is exactly what hits the spot sometimes.

For more about INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE, including some eagle-eye details to watch for and behind-the-scenes information about what it was like on set, take a look below…

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