Explore How Humanity Uses Alien Tech in Independence Day: Resurgence

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 5:05PM
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 5:05PM
Independence Day: Resurgence is one of those sequels that has been labeled by some as unnecessary, but with every new piece we see of Roland Emmerich's movie we get even more excited. The first Independence Day was a classic popcorn flick, and if the trailers are anything to go by, it looks as though its predecessor is going to be all that and more. It looks like we're finally getting some serious world building behind one of the classic alien invasion stories.

Released today, a new promo video has started to build out the world in which Resurgence is set. With 20 years having passed since the devastating events of the first movie, the Earth in Resurgence will be very different from the one we knew in 96. When we defeated the alien armada thanks to Bill Pullman's Presidential war cry, humanity didn't just win its Independence from a potential extraterrestrial overlord, it also bagged a veritable feast of alien tech. This new video charts Earth's progress from rebuilding in the wake of invasion to possessing highly weaponized bases on the moon.

While we might have seen some of the alien tech on display in the latest trailer, this kind of world building is way more fun. Seeing Goldblum's Dr. Levinson as the leader of Earth Space Defense explaining how humanity has utilized the alien tech is exactly as fun as it should be. However, it's when we get to interviews with the ESD's pilots that we see where things can go wrong. With all this new tech, humanity appears to be a littly cocksure of its power. Humanity might have had 20 years to plan for any future defense, but those aliens have also had a couple decades to stew on what was probably, for them, a humiliating defeat.

As the chirpy presenter of the video says: "It's not a matter of if the aliens return, it's a matter of when."

Independence Day: Resurgence is released in theaters on June 24th 2016

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