• jacksonclark

    Watched by jacksonclark 15 Dec, 2014

    I honestly believe this is a masterpiece from latter-day Spielberg. The family isn't lovable, instead, it is real. Cruise plays essentially his trademark maverick that is well into the reality and responsibility of adulthood. It is a brilliant revelation, especially when this brand of self centeredness is then thrust into this scenario where violent selfishness is both a huge threat to humanity and the only way for humanity to survive.
    And the film progresses, the audience is whipped back and…

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  • Phil Sternwise

    ½ Added by Phil Sternwise

    One of the worst movies of all time.

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  • Darren Fx

    ★★★½ Watched by Darren Fx 15 Dec, 2014

    "What is it? Is it terrorists?"
    "These came from some place else."
    "What do you mean, like, Europe?"

    Probably one of the most mediocre films I have ever seen in a long time, which isn't a bad thing, but its something to take into consideration. The epicentre of mediocrity is Morgan Freeman's narrating.

    The story takes a darker turn than the original; and Tom Cruise does a good job as the protagonist. I can't say the same about Dakota Fanning,…

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  • Raoul Gonzo

    ★★★★½ Added by Raoul Gonzo

    I have a soft spot for the big three in this film - Cruise, Fanning, and Spielberg. So I'm not an objective reporter here, but it's a solid sci-fi invasion film with a lot of emotion.

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  • Thomas P

    ★★★½ Watched by Thomas P 12 Dec, 2014

    War of the Worlds

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  • Jaume Vaquer

    ★★★ Rewatched by Jaume Vaquer 07 Dec, 2014

    Me gusta disfrutar una invasión extraterrestre vista desde alguien "normal", no un militar, un héroe, un científico o un periodista. Me gusta el cutrerío de Cruise, un padre bastante desastroso, me encantan los efectos y algunos momentos dramáticos (la amiga que no puede entrar en el barco, el caos por conseguir un coche).
    Pero, aparte de lo que me cargan la niña que se pasa gritando todo el rato y el hijo adolescente atontado, hay algo que no me acaba de enganchar, como si le faltara corazón al conjunto, como si todo hubiera sido muy pensado y prefabricado...

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  • amber dawn pullin

    ★★★★ Rewatched by amber dawn pullin 04 Dec, 2014

    Can't help but like it. Effects are good. Legit scary. Morgan Freeman voice over. Win.

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  • MovieMan23

    ★★ Added by MovieMan23

    Mediocre movie that isn't very entertaining.

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  • Mitchell

    ★★ Watched by Mitchell 18 Nov, 2014

    I just didn't see how a lot of it made any sense. All electrical items are shot, nah this guys camera still works. Super advanced aliens, nah just sneak by them cause they can't hear.

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  • maskull

    ★★★½ Rewatched by maskull 14 Nov, 2014

    I could really do without the obnoxious teenage son and the whole Tim Robbins part of the film, or most of the Tim Robbins part of the film, but the rest is pretty darn incredible. Sure the effects haven't totally held up, but that opening alien attack scene is worth the price of admission alone. Loved the ferry scene, the mobbed car scene, and the best thing of all: how the aliens were defeated. Maybe not the best ending for…

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  • Steve Grzesiak

    ★★★½ Watched by Steve Grzesiak 11 Nov, 2014 23

    The Box Office Bashing Season: 2003 to 2014

    ONE OR TWO SPOILERS

    This project hasn't been going so well so far, but this was a fair bit better even though I wasn't expecting it to be.

    I do count myself as a sizeable Steven Spielberg fan even though, before this, I hadn't seen anything he'd made since the excellent Catch Me If You Can. I guess I've always been slightly reluctant to visit his later films because I was worried…

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  • Matt Ellis

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Matt Ellis 10 Nov, 2014

    We all know Spielberg's many faults, so rehashing them here would be an utterly banal exercise.

    Still, the chaotic mob scene around the taking of the van in the middle of this film may be one of Spielberg's best, if not one of the best post-9/11 sequences ever put to film, and I'll stand by that comment.

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