7/03/2005 10:17:00 PM
Anyway, original/remake comaprisons aside, the movie is watchable. Lots of fancy special effects, sound effects are great I think. Tom pulls it off, but in my opinion the actress who played his daughter stole the show. Aliens were, well, aliens. Their ships, the "tripods", were more strange than menacing. Dont know why they kept farting though.
That's what I was afraid of - that it wouldn't really be about the end of the world - but of a family making it through it. So it doesn't really warrant the name War of the Worlds - which means future remakes are gonna have to be renamed or something.
Think I'll wait to get a copy and watch it at home.
me did sey...
I was just afraid that Tom would have dragged down Spielberg's rep again like he did with Minority Report. I do like watching Dakota Fanning though, great actress for any age.
bassChocolate did sey...
I'm free of the bias of having known what the original was about. That being said, the movie had me on edge straight throughout, which is something very few movies have managed to do. It's routine, you know it's moving from point A to point B with the only question being what route it will take. The conflict between Tom's character and his son was interesting. The visuals were spectacular. At the very end though I thought "that's it?". But I got my money's worth, definitely.
P.S.: Damn Dakota Fanning can scream! I wanted to knock her over so many times! But she's a fabulous lil' actress.