War of the Worlds Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for War of the Worlds the Movie

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Spielberg and Cruise re-team in this modern sci-fi remake of the H.G. Wells classic 1898 novel (George Pal produced the 1953 film version) though the M-word (Martians, that is) is never actually uttered here. Dockworker Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a distant dad forced together with his teenage son Robbie (Chatwin) and 10-year-old daughter Rachel (Fanning) for the weekend. That dysfunctional scene is cut short by powerful lightning strikes that activate massive underground three-legged alien machines bent on destroying every human in sight, which puts Ray and his brood on the run. Typical breathtaking Spielberg special effects abound; Cruise shows why he's an A-lister.


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Available on DVD
Running time 118 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Books to Film: H.G. Wells, Alien Beings--Vicious, Dads, New Jersey, Top Grossing Films of 2005
David Koepp, Josh Friedman
Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Justin Chatwin, Rick Gonzalez, David Alan Basche, Yul Vazquez, Lenny Venito, Lisa Ann Walter, Ann (Robin) Robinson, Gene Barry
Janusz Kaminski
Steven Spielberg
John Williams
Morgan Freeman, Ronald Judkins, Michael Kahn, Doug Meerdink, Andrew Menzies, Norman Newberry, Joanna Johnston, Rick Carter
Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson, Amblin Entertainment, Cruise-Wagner Productions, Paramount

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