Independence Day: Resurgence

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie when the mothership takes off the central saucer section is in place, yet we saw the queen alien fly off in it earlier on.

Factual error: When the new president talks to the world on shortwave radio, some kids are adjusting a TV antenna in one shot. Shortwave radios wouldn't work with TV antennas, they use two significantly different frequencies. Shortwave is a much longer wavelength and would require larger antennas to work.

manthabeat Premium member
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Suggested correction: After 20 years of reverse engineering alien technology, humans probably found ways to make antennae smaller.

You still cannot alter the laws of physics. An effective antenna must have a certain size, which is controlled by the wavelength of the radio waves.

Noman Premium member

The aliens obviously altered the laws of physics by traveling faster than light and hovering over cities in 15 mile diameter spaceships, smaller antennae don't seem like much of a stretch.

Other mistake: Just before Patricia Whitmore's plane (no. 107) is shot down, it is briefly shown with its number mirrored.

Dristarg

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Trivia: Brent Spiner performed the majority of his scenes alone, with no other principal actors on the set. In fact, Spiner is digitally inserted into some scenes where he appears with other principal actors.

Charles Austin Miller

David Levinson: They like to get the landmarks.

David Levinson: That's...definitely bigger than the last one.

David Levinson: I've had years to get us ready. We never had a chance.
President Whitmore: We didn't last time, either.

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Question: Dikembe Umbutu stated that his country had been fighting the aliens from the only City Destroyer that landed for nearly 10 years. However, it's stated later in the movie that the surviving aliens were in a catatonic state after the destruction of the mothership, and woke up when their queen arrived 20 years later. So were some aliens not psychically affected by the loss of the mothership's queen and continued a ground war?

Chosen answer: General Adams was only referring to the aliens in the Area 51 prison as having been in a catatonic state for 20 years, not all of the aliens that survived after the mothership was destroyed. Presumably, the aliens in the prison came from the City Destroyer that crashed near Area 51, but the aliens Dikembe fought came from the landed Destroyer, and with their ship intact (and given the fact that it was trying to drill to the core) those aliens retained more of a will to fight.

I don't buy that. After man kind fought the aliens the fiercest war it had known, it let an alien unit go on fighting an African militia for 10 years without providing help? I would imagine if at the end of the war there were still aliens with fighting spirit, world armies would be all over them.

Question: How did Patricia hit The Harvester Queen's shield?

Chosen answer: It appears she hit it enough times that it got too damaged to stay on.

lartaker1975

Question: After 20 years of immense technological evolution, why is everybody still using cars that need gasoline?

alko

Chosen answer: It's technology that works, so why not use it? People still drive 20 year olds cars now, some because they like them, some because they can't afford a replacement. It wouldn't be surprising for the new technology to be very expensive or patented by the military and therefore not available for everyone.


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