Rent War of the Worlds (2005)

3.1 of 5 from 478 ratings
1h 52min
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Synopsis:
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 (Tom Cruise) races to keep his family safe. 'War of the Worlds' is an action-packed adventure that explodes with spectacular special effects!
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson
Voiced By:
Christopher Gilbertson, Morgan Freeman
Narrated By:
Morgan Freeman
Writers:
Josh Friedman, David Koepp, H.G. Wells
Others:
Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Dennis Muren, Richard King, Pablo Helman, Daniel Sudick, Ronald Judkins, Randal M. Dutra
Studio:
Paramount
Genres:
Action & Adventure, New Releases, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/03/2013
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
English
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/06/2010
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Revisiting The Invasion
  • Steven Spielberg and The Original War Of The Worlds
  • Characters: The Family Unit
  • The H.G. Wells Legacy
  • Previsualisation
  • Designing The Enemy - Tripods and Aliens
  • Production Diaries
  • Scoring War Of The Worlds
  • "We Are Not Alone"
  • Galleries
  • Theatrical Teaser Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/06/2020
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
Brazilian Portuguese, Castilian Spanish, Czech, English, French Parisian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American Spanish, Polish, Russian, Thai
Subtitles:
Brazilian, Cantonese, Castillian, Chinese, Complex Mandarin, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French Parisian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Mandarin, Mandarin-Taiwan, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Mandarin, Swedish, Thai
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (6) of War of the Worlds

A stinker - War of the Worlds review by CP Customer

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07/03/2006

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.

2 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Wonderboyo you were right - War of the Worlds review by CP Customer

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26/06/2006

this film should be avoided. We are only putting money into movie moguls to provide trash with a few good special effects chucked in.

2 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

The chances of anything coming from Mars..... - War of the Worlds review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
22/03/2007

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.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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