A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells' classic, the sci-fi thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family. Fleeing from an extraterrestrial army of killer Tripods that annihilate everything in their path, Ray Ferrier (Cruise) races to keep his family safe. War of the Worlds is an action-packed adventure that explodes with spectacular special effects!
The chances of anything coming from Mars.....
- War of the Worlds review by Tony, Birmingham
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You rated this film: 3
Hmmm what can I say about Spielbergs treatment of H.G.Well's classic novel?
The transplanting of the story to the present day, was I suppose inevitable but why move it to America for the location? And why change the character from a journalist to a man who works on the docks?
Now don't get me wrong, I liked this film and it looked stunning when it came to the visual effects, but parts didn't quite gell for me.
Which is a shame as the last 2 Tom Cruise films I saw were more than just okay. And again he proves that he can act but..heck I just don't know, something was missing from this movie.
I'm glad that Spielberg didn't make it a gung ho, save the world from the alien threat with a gun toting, muscle bound hero but....I dunno perhaps the soap opera elements between his family could have been down played and a little more action?
And the ending seemed rather rushed too me. I've seen better from Spielberg but I've seen worse.
Maybe one day someone will give us the proper tale or an adaptation of Jeff Wayne's musical version
and not what in the end, is an updated remake of the 60's original. Okay but lacking in parts.
- War of the Worlds review by Wonderboyo
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You rated this film: 1
I heard it was bad but I was prepared to give it a chance. After all, directed by Spielberg, starring Cruise it can't be that bad. I approached it with an open mind but it was truely awful and very irritating to watch. I didn't want to stop half way through so I persevered but couldn't wait for it to end. I would encourage you to avoid.