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Movie Review: War of the Worlds

 Perhaps almost as gripping as the original dramatization of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds presented by Orson Welles on October 30th, 1938, the recent movie War of the Worlds was suspenseful at every turn.
 
It was an excellent movie and the C.G was most impressive. While I’m not particularly fond of Tom Cruise, I do have to admit that he fit this role well as the hero in turmoil trying to hold his estranged children together.
 
Dakota Fanning was her usual bratty character.
 
The narrative hook – the "arrival" of the alien machines – didn’t take long. Fortunately very little set up was required of the main characters and the conflicts between them. The rest of the movie – right up until the end – was utterly gripping as everywhere the main characters went, there were the tripods and their heat rays – which I might add are done far better than an old screen adaptation I’ve seen before.
 
If you get a chance, I do recommend that you see it. At least you know this is only a theatrical drama, unless the thousands of citizens in 1938 that fled their homes, swamped police call switches, and more. I applaud you, Mr. Welles, for one of the ultimate pranks in history and for getting people off their duffs.
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  1. Reni
    August 11, 2005 at 6:43 am

    I have never seen the film, and I don’t plan to. Nothing beats the radio show by Orson Welles. Nothing. It is superb, fantastic, and amazing. Welles knew how to capture the audience just by the power of his voice.

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