Independence Day Resurgence has released a mammoth trailer ahead of its June premiere and 20th Century Fox's decision to release such a long trailer has received a mixed response from critics. The sci-fi war movie is a sequel to Independence Day that starred Will Smith, and narrates the story of the next generation on Earth after the alien invasion that nearly made humans extinct 20 years ago.
The five-minute trailer offers plenty of spoilers and leaves very little space for speculation about the plot. Adding scenes from the previous two promos, the extended trailer reveals the alien's cruel plan of annihilation on earth.
While Jeff Goldblum's David Levinson is trying to find answers on how to fight the gigantic threat from outer space, former US president Thomas J Whitmore (Bill Pullman) decides to take things into his own hand and locks himself in the glass chamber with a captive alien and asks David, the former MIT graduate and computer expert, to grab as many answers as possible during his encounter with it.
"She has arrived," a semi-conscious Whitmore says while being strangulated by the alien. David seems baffled by the statement and asks, "Who is she?" In the next scene, a colossal fiery spaceship is seen arriving on earth while causing mass destruction on its way. It will be interesting to see who the queen alien is and why she wants to destroy Earth.
However, the world is ready to face any threat from outer space as they have acquired the super-advanced technology left behind by the aliens and built powerful weapons. But are they ready to face this massive war?
"We convinced an entire generation that this is a battle that we can win. We sacrificed for each other, no matter what the cost. And that's worth fighting for," Pullman told RollingStone on how well prepared the characters are in the movie.
Independence Day: Resurgence premieres on 24 June 2016. Directed by Roland Emmerich, the movie stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward in lead roles.