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‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Retraces The War Of 1996 In Viral Video

You’re getting old. How do we know? This year marks the 20th anniversary of Independence Day, the iconic alien film which launched Will Smith‘s career into the stratosphere and made Jeff Goldblum a household name.

As the long-awaited sequel makes a return to the big screen sans Smith (devo) in June, a viral trailer has been released but not like the others. The four-minute news clip outlines what happened after the events of 1996 when the aliens were defeated. It’s a bit slow at the beginning but it gets better as a reporter tells of the united forces designed to defend Earth against such attacks – with a military base on moon no less.

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Jeff Goldblum makes an appearance as the leader in the Earth’s defence systems whilst newcomers Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher are portrayed as the next generation of fighter pilots charged with defending home.

Can the sequel replicate the original film’s magic? Find out on June 24 when the film is released.


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