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I cannot write enough about how amazing this film looks! The recent trailer has given us plenty to talk about including how Will Smith’s character Captain Steven Hiller perished as a result of an “alien tech malfunction.” However when I watch these trailers, I love talking about the lines of dialogue. The Independence Day Resurgence trailer is no exception. You can check out the trailer in full down below!

Dialogue in trailers is strategically placed to accompany the right visuals. There are plenty of things said that could have double meanings. However, this trailer seems pretty cut and dry, offering a great deal of fan service for those who enjoyed the 1996 film. In no particular order, here are “The 7 Best Lines of Dialogue from the Latest Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer.”

#1. “We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him.” -Patricia Whitmore

This quote is said by Whitmore’s daughter, Patricia. She mentions that she has to go to the anniversary because everyone would have perished if it wasn’t for "his" bravery the first time the aliens arrived on Earth.

Former President Whitmore gave one of the most memorable speeches in all of cinema in the first movie and he himself went straight into battle to take down one of the alien ships. His bravery will prove useful yet again as he appears to have learned more about the aliens knowing all too well of their imminent return.

#2. “They’re not screaming. They’re celebrating.” -Dr. Brackish Okun

Apparently Brent Spiner’s character Dr. Brackish Okun lived to fight another day after the events that unfolded in the first film. Dr. Okun was one of the only characters who actually knew about these aliens for a VERY long time but kept everything a secret below Area 51.

In one scene from the trailer, we see the aliens screech out in horror- but in actuality, they are “celebrating,” according to Okun. The aliens have returned and are certainly seeking vengeance for losing to a computer virus the first time around!

#3. “We’ve got to remind them Earth is not for the taking!” -Dylan

This is of course a simple one liner, but I like it. This is certainly something his father Captain Hiller would have said before going into battle. This scene looks to take place somewhere on a military base. He appears to give a speech in front of a few of his comrades and wants everyone to know that we are not going down without a fight.

#4. “What goes up, must come down.” -David Levinson

Jeff Goldblum has the best one liners in a trailer (you’ll be seeing another very soon). In a scene that shows complete devastation, we see the aliens use a gravity field to lift large buildings up into the sky. Knowing how gravity works, David makes it known that everything must eventually come down- and that is exactly what happens. Buildings begin falling from the sky and cause massive destruction in the surrounding area. Earth doesn’t look too good here.

#5. “It’s fourth of July. Let’s show them some fireworks!” -Dylan

A line clearly taken directly from his father Captain Hiller, Dylan is confident going into battle. He appears to have that don’t quit/don’t back down attitude, as we see him pilot one of the newly refurbished aircraft. Prepare to hear more one liners from Dylan in the coming film.

#6. “We convinced an entire generation, that this is a battle that we could win. We sacrifice for each other no matter what the cost. And that’s worth fighting for.” -Thomas Whitmore

A long quote, but a very effective one. This quote pays direct homage to the very first movie when President Whitemore mentions that they convinced everyone to fight against the threat of the aliens and won. The whole world was willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of humanity. Fortunately for the humans, they were able to learn the aliens' weakness and did everything they could to get the job done- even if it meant sacrificing many lives.

#7. “They like to get the landmarks.” -David Levinson

The Whitehouse, the Empire State Building, the U.S. Bank Tower, and the Chrysler Building; all of these landmarks were completely annihilated by the aliens in the first movie. One blast on each building decimated an entire city. As we saw in the recent trailer, Goldblum's character makes it clear that they love the landmarks.

Shortly after he says that line we see the famous Tower Bridge in London get destroyed as Jake Morrison (Liam Hemsworth) and David Levinson try to outmaneuver the blast from the aliens. This is most definitely my favorite line from the trailer. Expect more amazing lines from Goldblum in this film!

So those were seven lines that I felt stood out from the latest trailer. What were some of your favorite lines from this trailer and why? Sound off in the comment section below and don’t forget to check out this movie when it hits theaters on June 24!


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