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War of the Worlds

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A grittier, more realistic alien invasion movie.

    The reviewers who insist on comparing this to the 1950s movie adaptation are barking up the wrong tree. Spielberg's version is, despite its contemporary setting, very faithful to H. G. Wells's original novel -- something that can't be said for the 1950s movie, which took considerable liberties with the original text. The so-called plot holes would be more accurately described as narrative jumps. Yeah, we don't get an explanation as to how Cruise's son ended up safe and sound after last being seeing sprinting towards a Martian tripod, but it doesn't require too much imagination to fill in this gap. I guess modern movie-goers prefer to be spoon-fed rather than spend a few seconds thinking about such things. If you're looking for a gritty sci-fi movie that tells a more personal tale than the cliched and considerably more implausible alien invasion movies, such as Independence Day, then you'll enjoy this adaptation. If you prefer Will Smith leaping into a jet fighter to whup ET's ass, or have a pathological hatred of Dakota Fanning, you may want to reconsider.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!

    Tom Cruise was a real good actor in this movie. So was Dakota Fanning. Steven Spielberg has made another alien movie to be chrished for many years to come. Spectacular!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not as good as the original

    Having seen both versions of this movie, I have to give this one a little lower rating than the original. The story line is pretty much the same, however it is a little far fetched to believe that Martians planted these tripods under the Earth's surface millions of years ago.I still feel over all it is a great movie and the special effects were fantastic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A true movie FANatic

    Although the special effects and technical aspects were great, it didn't explain a lot of things in the beginning like the 1953 version did. It jumped right into the aliens attacking. The original gave more of a build up towards the attack and left a lot to your imagination. With all the religious and anti-god sentimate in the world, it was nice to see they left the "god" aspect in at the end. All in all a great movie, but do yourself a favor and get both versions just to compare!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    exciting ride

    I loved the effects and that's why I gave it so many stars but it certainly has nothing in it for thoughtful movie goers interested in seeing something new in terms of dialogue as one extra proclaims "Oh my God" and other such trite sayings. And the only direction Tom Cruise seems to have gotten was be angry or afraid for 2 hours...and what a bore he son was---Yeeks what was Speilberg thinking? But still worth owning for like 5 dollars...

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