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War of the Worlds (2005)

War of the Worlds
Movie War of the Worlds (2005)
Real Title War of the Worlds
Rating 6.5
Aired 2005-06-28
Duration 117 Min
Languages HINDI
Quality Bluray
Subtitle Esubs
Sources IMDB | TMDB


United States of America


Adventure, Thriller, Science Fiction


Paramount, DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Cruise/Wagner Productions, The Asylum


Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Rick Gonzalez


Steven Spielberg


Josh Friedman, David Koepp


Taglines: They're already here.


daughter, new jersey, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), airplane, based on novel or book, underground, dystopia, alien, remake, survival, disaster, apocalypse, creature, alien invasion, human subjugation


Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.



Author: Geronimo1967
Sometimes it just pays to leave well alone, and this remake of the 1953 version adds nothing aside from more sophisticated special effects. A vehicle for Tom Cruse, it allows Stephen Spielberg to turn this menacing and thought-provoking sci-fi classic into a family melodrama with the star and his dysfunctional family travelling the breadth of the country trying to escape the terror that is falling from the skies. These metallic creations are ruthless, destroying everything in their path but somehow the emphasis of this is more on why "Ray" can't get on with "Robbie" (Justin Chatwin) and whether or not "Rachel" (Dakota Fanning) can keep hold of her childhood toy. The effects are good: the lasers and the pyrotechnics; the explosions and scenes of dereliction are impressive - but oddly enough, I found them less so than in the iteration made fifty years earlier. Lots of horrified expressions as the cast look longingly at green screens, some banal dialogue and we end up with a film about the people in/behind it rather than one about alien world domination. After almost two hours, the ending - and it's huge significance - is almost an afterthought to the boring story of who did what to whom over the years in the "Ferrier" family. Cruise can, at times, bring charisma to the screen. Here he brings little and I am afraid that I found this a triumph of commercialism over creativity and was cheerily egging on the aliens from fairly early on.

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