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'Independence Day: Resurgence' not a sequel, says director

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Dude, it's a sequel.

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“It is now 20 years later since the world has been rebuilt and it has tried to get prepared for a new attack; there is a new generation however, many of the old guard are back as well,”

Yeah, that's called a sequel. They are building off the story from the original, using "the aliens own technology", sport lines like, "This time it's a much bigger ship", etc. It's a sequel.

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Does this new attack take place on Independence Day too?

If so...same title...same characters...same day as before...it's a sequel !

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ha ha this is the same movie (not even sequal) just retouch

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It is rather a continuation than a sequel

That's called a sequel. Two Towers is a continuation of Fellowship of the Ring, and that's a sequel. Attack of the Clones is a continuation of Phantom Menace, and that's a sequel too. If you're continuing a story: guess what? It's a flippin' sequel! That's like saying "It's not ice, it's frozen water." Same thing, different wording.

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Dude, it's a sequel. yeah same aliens come back with a bigger meaner ship, yep its a sequel

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And in any case, what's wrong with calling it a sequel?

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Well, I enjoyed the first one so sounds like a movie I could watch.

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Two Towers is a continuation of Fellowship of the Ring, and that's a sequel.

Not if it was 1500 page story first.

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If it reads like a sequel looks like a sequel and sounds like a sequel....... Its a sequel

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Meaning of 'sequel: sequel noun noun: sequel; plural noun: sequels a published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one. "the sequel to Home Alone" synonyms: follow-up, continuation "the film was successful enough to inspire a sequel" something that takes place after or as a result of an earlier event. "this encouragement to grow potatoes had a disastrous sequel some fifty years later" synonyms: consequence, result, upshot, outcome, development, issue, end, conclusion, postscript; More effect, after-effect, aftermath; sequelae; informalpay-off; archaicsuccess; raresequent "the immediate sequel was an armed uprising in several cities" Origin late Middle English (in the senses ‘body of followers’, ‘descendants’ and ‘consequence’): from Old French sequelle or Latin sequella, from sequi ‘follow’. Translate sequel to Use over time for: sequel IT'S A BLOODY SEQUEL!!!!

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He doesn't want to call it a sequel because nobody likes sequels (or remakes, and etc) anymore. There's a recent JT article about this. But it's a sequel alright, just without Will Smith. They can't afford him. You already know this movie will be bad.

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So this time, the aliens send their philoshopers to discuss the true meaning of things, and there is no fighting? Dang, I would have watched a sequel...

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"Roland Emmerich"

Oh, no...

"Bill Pullman"

Yes, Mr. President! Sir!

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The definition of sequel, from Dictionary.com: "a literary work, movie, etc., that is complete in itself but continues the narrative of a preceding work."

Or, to quote the eternal bard, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." Romeo and Juliet "The lady doth protest too much, methinks." Hamlet

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Or maybe this is an opportunity to coin a new word, a "B-quel." This is a sequel that shows less originality than the original, and is missing one of the main actors.

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Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and Judd Hirsch

Man, those names bring be back to the 80s and 90s. For some reason I keep thinking about Dear John, The Fly and Spaceballs.

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Independence Day had some of the worst dialogues ever. I pity Bill Pullman for that.

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Yes, this film will be very different.

In this version, aliens are attacking Earth iand the same cast will be trying to stop them.

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May be is not a sequel because there is no Will Smith in it?....

I am trying to remember any memorable line of the movie... but there ain't any.

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“Independence Day: Resurgence” hits cinemas worldwide from June 22 and opens in Japan on July 8.

Should release it on 4th of July across the world.

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