War of the Worlds


This is the movie I’ve been waiting to see for 2005. This is a remake of the original of the 1953 movie of the same name. Not only is this a remake of a classic movie but an adaptation of H.G. Wells novel. Spielberg who directed this remake tries to keep as much if the original feel of the classic movie as well as giving it a fresh modern look.

As with the trailers and the original movie, aliens begin to attack and take over Earth. Tom Cruise who plays a divorced father who tries to protect his two kids. They run from town to town escaping the wrath of the invaders. The aliens are menacing and indestructible. Those who are interested in sci fi films will be easily be immersed into the story and will feel the tension. And others will enjoy the special effects and destruction brought on by the aliens. The only gripe I had with the movie is the two children of Tom Cruise. It seems like they take turn being annoying and being in the way. At one point I hoped the aliens kill them.

Overall, this is a great movie and should be this summer’s blockbuster.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆

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