Independence Day Quotes to Prep You for the Sequel
Here's a throwback to the first installment 20 years ago.
Expectations are high for the release of the sequel Independence Day Resurgence. While not everyone may have seen the original movie that came out in the ‘90s it’s gripping action and slow-clap-worthy scenes capture millions of fans around the world! Read on for the movie’s most memorable quotes and relive the action one more time!
That moment when President Whitmore rallies the troops against the alien invaders
“We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: ‘We will not go quietly into the night!’ We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”
Bill Pullman reprises his role as Thomas Whitmore in Independence Day Resurgence. He is living a new life away from the spotlight, and it is his daughter who now works at the White House.
That moment when Capt. Steven Hiller gives the alien inside the grounded spacecraft an epic punch to the head
“Welcome to earth! Now that's what I call a close encounter.”
You won’t be seeing Capt. Hiller (played by Will Smith) in the sequel, but his legacy continues through his son, played by Jesse Usher who, like Whitmore’s daughter, has big shoes to fill.
That moment when unlikely hero Russell makes the greatest sacrifice to turn the war around
“All right! In the words of my generation: Up... Yours! Ha-ha-ha! Hello, boys! I'm back!”
Russell Casse, played by Randy Quaid, was the Vietnam war pilot who claimed to have been abducted by aliens and so volunteered to join President Whitemore’s counterstrike against the aliens.
That moment when Capt. Hiller gives the alien he’s dragging some attitude
“You know, this was supposed to be my weekend off, but no. You got me out here dragging your heavy ass through the burning desert with your dreadlocks sticking out the back of my parachute. You gotta come down here with an attitude, acting all big and bad...and what the hell is that smell? I could've been at a barbecue! But I ain't mad.”
Capt. Hiller was married to former stripper Jasmine, a role brought to life by Vivica A. Fox, who is back in the sequel as a hospital administrator and mom of Jesse.