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War of the Worlds (2005)

In Theatre : June 29, 2005
Director(s): Steven Spielberg

From Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures comes "War of the Worlds," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring international superstar Tom Cruise.  A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells' seminal classic, the sci-fi adventure thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it.  The film also stars Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, and Tim Robbins.  

Cruise stars as Ray Ferrier, a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father.  Soon after his ex-wife (Miranda Otto) and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie (Justin Chatwin) and young daughter Rachel (Dakota Fanning) for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.   Moments later, at an intersection near his house, Ray witnesses an extraordinary event that will change all their lives forever.  A towering three-legged war machine emerges from deep beneath the earth and, before anyone can react, incinerates everything in sight.  An ordinary day has suddenly become the most extraordinary event of their lifetimes, and the first strike in a catastrophic alien attack on Earth.   Ray scrambles to get his children away from this merciless new enemy, embarking on a journey that will take them across the ravaged countryside, where they become caught in the desperate tide of refugees fleeing from an extraterrestrial army of Tripods.   But no matter where they run, there is no safety, no refuge and only Ray's unconquerable will to protect the ones he loves.   

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment/Cruise|Wagner Production, a Steven Spielberg film, "War of the Worlds."  Directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Josh Friedman and David Koepp, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson.  The executive producer is Paula Wagner.  The film also stars Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin and Tim Robbins.  

This film has been rated PG-13 for Frightening Sequences of Sci-Fi Violence and Disturbing Images. Spielberg's core filmmaking team, which has collaborated with the director on numerous projects, is led by director of photography Janusz Kaminski, ASC, production designer Rick Carter, editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., and costume designer Joanna Johnston.  Music is composed by John Williams.  Visual effects and animation is by Industrial Light & Magic, led by senior visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren and visual effects supervisor Pablo Helman.

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War of the Worlds (2005) Review by TERRORWATCH

To define a good SI-FI movie, firstly start with a good cause of making a movie, go ahead and don't spare anydetail were possible and finally make it work. Sadly War Of The Worlds didn't really have a clue until the cred...
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War of the Worlds (2005) Review by Chad Langen

My expectations were unusually high for this film, yet why wouldn't they be? This is Spielberg and when it comes to special effects, he knows a thing or two. The idea of Spielberg doing a remake, however, was defini...
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Hello Everyone, well as soon as I heard that WOTW's was being redone,I thought oh no please not again, just leave it alone,the original is perfect.Then I found out Speilberg was doing it and I thought OOOOHHHH,now there'...
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This movie was, I thought, really good. They made the alien war machines more like in the book from my understanding. The effects were excelent, with the death rays blazing up the population. You could see the expresion ...
War of the Worlds (2005) Review by BASSI

I really liked this movie, I saw it about 3 times in the cinema back in 2005, i loved it each time and see about 1000 times on DVD now, i still love it.Ray Ferrier get home after work, he see hes ex-wife Mary Ann drops o...
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