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War of the Worlds / La Guerre des mondes (Bilingual) (Full Screen) (2005)

Tom Cruise , Dakota Fanning , Steven Spielberg    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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An earth-shattering adventure that both "rivets and amazes" (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune), War of the Worlds reunites superstar Tom Cruise and Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg for one of the most awe-inspiring cinematic experiences of all time!

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 (Cruise) races to keep his family safe. War of the Worlds is an action packed adventure that explodes with spectacular special effects!

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Despite super effects, a huge budget, and the cinematic pedigree of alien-happy Steven Spielberg, this take on H.G. Wells's novel is basically a horror film packaged as a sci-fi thrill ride. Instead of a mad slasher, however, Spielberg (along with writers Josh Friedman & David Koepp) utilizes aliens hell-bent on quickly destroying humanity, and the terrifying results that prey upon adult fears, especially in the post-9/11 world. The realistic results could be a new genre, the grim popcorn thriller; often you feel like you're watching Schindler's List more than Spielberg's other thrill-machine movies (Jaws, Jurassic Park). The film centers on Ray Ferrier, a divorced father (Tom Cruise, oh so comfortable) who witnesses one giant craft destroy his New Jersey town and soon is on the road with his teen son (Justin Chatwin) and preteen daughter (Dakota Fanning) in tow, trying to keep ahead of the invasion. The film is, of course, impeccably designed and produced by Spielberg's usual crew of A-class talent. The aliens are genuinely scary, even when the film--like the novel--spends a good chunk of time in a basement. Readers of the book (or viewers of the deft 1953 adaptation) will note the variation of how the aliens come to Earth, which poses some logistical problems. The film opens and closes with narration from the novel read by Morgan Freeman, but Spielberg could have adapted Orson Welles's words from the famous Halloween Eve 1938 radio broadcast: "We couldn't soap all your windows and steal all your garden gates by tomorrow night, so we did the best next thing: we annihilated the world." --Doug Thomas

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4.0 out of 5 stars focuses more on the human element Aug. 21 2007
By falcon TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
when i first saw this film in the theatres,i was not too impressed.the
movie didn't have much of an impact.however,upon watching on DVD
recently i have a different impression.i really liked it this time
around.there are some terrifying scenes,which gave me goose bumps.I
recently reviewed another movie with Tom Cruise,where i said that
although he has screen presence,i didn't think he is a good actor.i may
have to adjust my opinion on that subject,at least as far as this movie
is concerned.in this movie Cruise plays the everyman,and does a very
good job of it.he had me convinced.Dakota Fanning so far,seems to be
quite talented,but she annoyed me little in this movie.i found her too
whiny at times.Tim Robbins has what amounts to little more than a
cameo,and was just used as a plot device.as for the movie,the effects
were very good.there was CG used,but it's pretty seamless.the aliens
were very well done.this movie is more character driven,then effects
and noise.i put this movie way above "Independence Day" in terms of the
alien Invasion genre.but then,that movie focused on special effects and
spectacle more than anything else.for me "War of the Worlds is an 4/5
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2.0 out of 5 stars Don't get tricked by names... March 28 2006
Format:DVD
It's actually frustrating to see a work of art being produced over and over zealously for monetary gain. I'm not implying that it's been performed not to my liking; I'm here to merely say that it's pointless to re-re-reproduce a classic, making people wonder about what the original was.
I was sold when I saw "Director: Steven Spielberg"; "LeadActor: Tom Cruise". I guess Tom have opted in for business, for I have seen many movies of him which had better impact. For Spielberg, it couldn't be more hypothetical. A director who gained world-wide recognition and fame for capitalizing upon human aspect in every given story, this production seems to be the worst he has chosen so far. So aliens invade... We don't even see any hero who actually changes the flow of events. Granted, that's how the story goes, but what kind of insight do we get from the movie? Other than nice effects and execution, the story itself is enough to bring Spielberg's reputation down.
Humans did not win that war. The viruses did. There was a pathetic attempt to make you identify with humans in distress, by throwing in a broken family.
If not only facts, also the way we percept and accept things change. I wouldn't daresay that the earlier science fiction stories by, say Edgar Allan Poe or Arthur C. Clark is ridiculous because they are obsolete. I rather say, just forget this story with a poorly picked name. The whole movie can be summarized in one sentence. If those producers of the filming industry want to make money, they better start reading science fiction except browsing for stuff to rehash.
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2.0 out of 5 stars It's just names that are selling... March 28 2006
Format:DVD
It's actually frustrating to see a work of art being produced over and over zealously for monetary gain. I'm not implying that it's been performed not to my liking; I'm here to merely say that it's pointless to re-re-reproduce a classic, making people wonder about what the original was.
I was sold when I saw "Director: Steven Spielberg"; "LeadActor: Tom Cruise". I guess Tom have opted in for business, for I have seen many movies of him which had better impact. For Spielberg, it couldn't be more hypothetical. A director who gained world-wide recognition and fame for capitalizing upon human aspect in every given story, this production seems to be the worst he has chosen so far. So aliens invade... We don't even see any hero who actually changes the flow of events. Granted, that's how the story goes, but what kind of insight do we get from the movie? Other than nice effects and execution, the story itself is enough to bring Spielberg's reputation down.
Humans did not win that war. The viruses did. There was a pathetic attempt to make you identify with humans in distress, by throwing in a broken family.
If not only facts, also the way we percept and accept things change. I wouldn't daresay that the earlier science fiction stories by, say Edgar Allan Poe or Arthur C. Clark is ridiculous because they are obsolete. I rather say, just forget this story with a poorly picked name. The whole movie can be summarized in one sentence. If those producers of the filming industry want to make money, they better start reading science fiction except browsing for stuff to rehash.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good movie 3.5 STARS April 3 2006
By scott
Format:DVD
A lot of bad things said about this movie. I liked it though. Speilberg is a good director but not the best. He has a bad tendency of creating stupid events or introducing pointless character(s) into a movie; almost ruining the whole movie. There are some good examples of that in this movie. Like for example the crazy old man in the basement of the house, the son running toward the war zone thinking he's a soldier and the ending of the movie. The ending was the worst part, good job Speilburger. You'll know what I'm talking about when you watch it.
Why did I rate it 3.5 stars? Because the visuals where great, good acting and nice concept designs of the aliens and alien ships. Jurassic park is still my favourite though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
ACES!
Published 10 days ago by K. Bogden
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE this movie
LOVE this movie, am major SciFi buff..
finally to get it on Bluray, made my day
excellent quality, tons of extras, highly
recommend
Published 27 days ago by Robb Ferster
5.0 out of 5 stars Of course
Spielberg being my favorite director, I was sure to like this film because I love everything that he does, because he is the Best
Published 14 months ago by Poux
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Movie
Ok so maybe its a little more hyped up than the original Wells radio program but you can't go wrong with Tom Cruise (or can you?). Read more
Published 16 months ago by Adam A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie
Bought the DVD because I love this movie. Still chilling after watching it a few times. If you love sci-fi, you'll love this movie. Read more
Published on April 21 2011 by Jacqueline M. Mcmahon
4.0 out of 5 stars Sound great, video - not up to blue-ray spec
The first time I watched this movie, I was too inclined to compare it to the original - and that, along with Dakota Fanning's incessant screaming skewed me to underating the... Read more
Published on Dec 31 2010 by Richard H. Lambert
4.0 out of 5 stars An under-rated and masterful movie
I know a lot of people did not like this movie, perhaps for the wrong reasons. I own the 1953 version, and this 2005 movie is not a remake of it, as some might have expected. Read more
Published on June 3 2010 by Bruno Desjardins
3.0 out of 5 stars War of the Worlds [Blu-ray]
The special FX are excellent and non-stop in this movie. Acting is good. A disturbing story for sure. I have the DVD and Blu-ray issues. Read more
Published on June 3 2010 by Brucetifer
4.0 out of 5 stars War of the Worlds
I had to repurchase the DVD as my origional copy was damaged by a friend. It is the one most recently made and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the movie. Read more
Published on Aug. 19 2009 by F. P. Jordt
1.0 out of 5 stars Garbage
The latest adaptation of H.G. Wells' 1898 novel remains faithful to the original story -- opening with the familiar explanation about man's complacency (in a voice-over by Morgan... Read more
Published on Dec 12 2008 by Greg Curtis
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