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War of the Worlds
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Directed By
Steven Spielberg

Written By:
David Koepp

Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin

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War of the Worlds (2005)
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Movie Review by Dash Riprock
January 29th, 2013

A Sci-Fi Remake With Shaky Family Values

Do you think that aliens taking over The Earth would make any more of a mess of this planet than we humans already have?

In spite of this remake's story having a decidedly "dysfunctional family" angle to it (I absolutely despised the 2 Ferrier children. And Tom Cruise as their father was a dink. And his ex-wife, just another breeding machine) - When it came to all of the exhilarating visual effects, this film was as breath-taking as a non-stop rollercoaster ride.

Unfortunately War Of The Worlds ended with a whimper, rather than a bang, which muted the whole experience considerably.

I can't believe that in their astounding quest to conquer The Earth these aliens (of supposedly superior intelligence) actually forgot to take care of one major detail - To wisely protect themselves against being infected by any of this planet's viruses, etc., etc.

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Feb 9, 2013 1:55 AM
also wrote a review of War of the Worlds
Spielberg and his "family values" are a crock of pure bull.

Jan 30, 2013 2:03 AM
At first the opening line to your review struck me as very funny, but, then, after my laughter simmered down, it did make me think how true it was that no one, but us humans, could possibly wreck a planet in the way that we have.

Clutch Cargo
Feb 7, 2013 5:00 AM
I much preferred the original War of the Worlds from the 1950s. Yes. It was kind of corny, but it didn't focus, like this remake did, on the annoyances of a screwed-up family.

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