War of the Worlds (2005)

PG-13   |    |  Adventure, Sci-Fi


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As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival in this sci-fi action film.


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6 March 2006 | LAKERS34
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| This is a Good Remake...See it for what is is
My Lord...We go out of our way to hate Tom Cruise because he's fallen in love with a younger, attractive, successful actress and lets the world know about it... We disagree with his religious principals and think he's a nut... We're jealous because he's 40 something, wealthy, and on top of the world... So let's vote this film Worst of 2005...I don't think so...

This is an exciting, scary, action-packed film... Cruise's performance as a dead-beat dad who gets it together was not over the top; had he made this film 10 or 15 years ago it no doubt would have been received very differently. This is Science-Fiction/Horror/Fantasy at its best and an original spin on classic material. Orson Welles would have been proud of this effort; Every important point in his original radio play in 1938 is addressed here and a truly stark film showing Man at the mercy of Martians is what we have. Excellent special effects also! Bravo! I suppose Cruise's upcoming Mission Impossible III will be voted Worst of 2006...

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Trivia

This is the third incarnation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds that Ann Robinson has appeared in, having played Sylvia Van Buren in the first film The War of the Worlds (1953), and then reprised her role for three episodes in the television series, War of the Worlds (1988).


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Narrator: No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st century that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns, *they* observed and studied, the way a man with a ...


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After Rachel tells Ray that Robbie took the car, when Ray runs down the steps long shadows are cast. When Ray turns around to see what everyone is looking at, all shadows are gone, only to reappear in the next shot. Then when Ray runs to his yard, the angle of his shadow is entirely different.


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There are no opening credits after the title is shown.


Alternate Versions

For the U.S. theatrical release, the Paramount logo appeared before the Dreamworks logo at the beginning of the film, and the poster credits said, "Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures present." Since the U.S. version's home video/DVD rights are owned by Dreamworks, the Dreamworks logo at the beginning of the movie appears before the Paramount logo, and the back of the box's cover art says, "Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present." In the European version, the original order of the logos and studio names is preserved (and the DVD is released by Paramount).


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Performed by Dakota Fanning (uncredited)

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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