• Leonard

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Leonard 23 Nov, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is one of Spielberg's most gorgeously shot and most viscerally impactful films, especially the first alien attack which ranks among the best action set pieces of his legendary career. The destruction in this film is so scary because it's rooted in the main characters' perspectives (even the knowledge that the attack is worldwide comes from Ray watching news footage from a reporter he meets in the wreckage). In that first attack, the camera follows Ray tightly as he runs…


  • Rohan Morbey

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Rohan Morbey 22 Nov, 2015

    Possibly the last great mega budget, star driven blockbuster before the comic book craze took over.. how I miss films like this.


  • Tomek G

    ★★★ Watched by Tomek G 21 Nov, 2015

    20 minutes of brilliance


  • Jacob Olsen

    ★★★ Rewatched by Jacob Olsen 14 Nov, 2015

    Didn't remember this looking quite so ugly as it does. It's OK to try and depict the post apocalyptic scenes in a bleak and surrealistic manner, but the look is there right from the start and all the way through till the end. The lights are blown, colors are faded and lines are blurry. And it's not because I watched the DVD. Well, anyways. The film, on the other hand, was a bit better than I remembered and that's what…


  • McCartneyflax

    ★★★★½ Added by McCartneyflax

    Hear them horns sound!


  • Tim Sterne

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Tim Sterne 01 Nov, 2015

    Obviously the definitive adaptation of Wells's novel is Jeff "OOOOO-LAAAAA" Wayne's rock opera, but this version is also good, despite the absence of Phil Lynott. The action sequences are classic, virtuosic Spielberg, with added post-9/11 dread. Tom Cruise is fine, Dakota Fanning can scream like a banshee and does so, often. At about an hour fifteen it grinds to a halt in a remote basement, where Tim Robbins gives one of the more annoying performances of the current century and…


  • Josh Crabb

    ★★★ Watched by Josh Crabb 03 Nov, 2015

    Spielberg's anti-vaxxer rebuttal


  • Jack1704

    ★★½ Rewatched by Jack1704 29 Oct, 2015

    It's not the worst Sci-Fi film I have ever seen and the effects are in part very good. However, the whole story inside the invasion plot of Tom Cruise and his kids managing to survive everything that is thrown at them despite all around them perishing is so monumentally unrealistic that the invasion is more likely.

    Lightning never strikes in the same place twice.


  • rot

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by rot 30 Oct, 2015

    This is ten years old now and still awesome.


  • Will Kincaid

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Will Kincaid 26 Oct, 2015

    Spielberg's most underrated movie. The alien design is goofy, and the ending is rubbish, but the human story still works as a potent allegory for 9/11, and the invasion of Iraq. Relentlessly intense for a summer blockbuster, with Cruise giving one of his best performances.


  • mo_shack

    ★★★ Rewatched by mo_shack 25 Oct, 2015

    How exactly is that guy filming with his video camera during that initial attack if an EMP disabled all electronics? How did bacteria turn off the alien shields? How did Robbie survive the apocalyptically large fireball on that hill?


  • Jaime Rebanal

    Rewatched by Jaime Rebanal 23 Oct, 2015

    After having seen the original War of the Worlds and disliking it, I decided to come back to Spielberg's film which I already had disliked hoping to come back to it in a new light. Unfortunately, my views have not changed in a positive manner as instead I found this take to be far worse than I remembered it being when I caught it on television a few years back. I don't at all find Steven Spielberg to be a…