• Mart Noorkõiv

    ★★★½ Watched by Mart Noorkõiv 03 May, 2015

    Kahtlemata lämbi imbunud 9/11 paanikast (eriti filmi algusosas, kui küsimus "Is it terrorists?" kõlab rohkem kui üks kord). Muljetavaldavalt orkestreeritud Spielbergi ja kompanii (Kaminski, Kahn, Williams jt) poolt ning samavõrd haaravalt näideldud, eriti head on loomulikult Cruise ja Fanning. Suhteliselt ideede vaene ulme (mida on ka muidugi originaal), mille põhirõhk on põgenemisel ja ellujäämisel (siin tuleb 9/11 jälle mängu), kuid igati veenvalt mängitud.

    They've been planning this for a million years.

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  • courtneyjones

    ★★★★½ Added by courtneyjones

    Spielberg takes our mind directly back to the invasion of terrorists during 9/11. Watching this film, you get a strange feeling of nostalgia. Although the belief of aliens is still a bit far-fetched the filming was brilliant! The aliens somewhat play the role of the terrorist in this film. The terror of the lighting hit and the invasion is captivating in a guilty sense. Despite the feeling of despair, you can not turn away from the scenes. Immediately you form empathy for Cruises character, worried whether or not he will make it out.

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  • Ben Ingram

    Added by Ben Ingram

    At the beginning, when Cruise's character talks to his boss, Spielberg frames this tracking shot in such an unusual way. Shot from a low angle, he blocks the characters with moving trucks, aligning their massive tires with the characters, as if they were being repeatedly run over. I'm not going to try to say something smart about this, out of a fear of sounding stupid, but it's in the very least foreboding, which makes sense, cause shit gets real real soon after.

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  • Elizabeth Romary

    ★★★★ Watched by Elizabeth Romary 15 Apr, 2015

    This film was an uncomfortable watching experience for me. It was brilliantly done (except for the cartoonish aliens) but uncomfortable.

    The destruction, while caused by an almost impossible thing, is all too familiar to terrorist attacks, particularly during 9/11, July 7, 2005 in London, and the IRA attacks during the 70s, 80s and 90s. Cars are blowing up, buildings are catching on fire, and the collapse of dust from the disintegration of a building that covered the town was eerily…

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  • Ron Spencer

    ★★½ Watched by Ron Spencer 23 Apr, 2015

    Is this the first 9/11 exploitation film? The first blockbuster B-movie (second, after Jurassic Park, which it mimics a few times)?

    No Spielberg masterpiece here, but a satisfying monster/disaster/action/Americans-rule! thrill ride for sure.
    Cruise seems inspired to enact out his Xenu Invades! fantasies for the cameras, and both Dakota Fanning and Tim Robbins are so strong with what they brought they almost steal the film from the special effects.
    Almost.

    There's some dreadfulness here too, as any b-movie demands it.…

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  • Courtney Simmons

    ★★★½ Watched by Courtney Simmons 15 Apr, 2015

    The idea that Cruise's character is a sort-of absent father really adds to the interest of this film for me. I feared it would be something along the lines of "loving father keeps children safe throughout tragedy... happy ending." Good things happening to good people does have it's place, but not in an alien invasion film. The fact that Cruise is having almost as much trouble parenting as surviving an extraterrestrial attack makes the viewer interested in more than the…

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  • JohnAllegretti

    Added by JohnAllegretti

    Blu-Ray

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  • Sean O'Hara

    ★½ Watched by Sean O'Hara 15 Apr, 2015

    The implausible nature of this entire movie is just repulsively cheap. There are some critical flaws in the entire concept of the alien invasion that just don't make sense, and I for one felt insulted by the very idea that this was a way to handle H.G. Well's story. Some fun action sequences make this film slightly watchable, but it feels like such a disappointingly half-baked presentation in comparison with Spielberg's other efforts like 3rd Encounters..

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  • Song-ho Kim

    ★★★★ Added by Song-ho Kim

    (2005년 7월 19일에 쓴 글을 2015년 4월 23일에 고침.)

    스티븐 스필버그에게 '공포영화 감독'이라는 수식어가 붙는 경우는 드물다. 그러나 그는 어떤 공포영화 감독보다도 스크린 속 공포를 잘 다룬다. 동시에 그가 다루는 공포는 매우 정형화되어 있어 이제는 그 수법이 뻔히 보일 정도가 된 지 오래다. 그럼에도 <우주전쟁>의 도입부에서 벌어지는 외계인의 첫 습격 장면은 보는 이의 얼을 빼놓는다. 스필버그의 테러 묘사는 '공포를 다루는 법'이라는 가상 해설서의 황금 공식을 그대로 따르면서도, 이전에 볼 수 없었던 참신한 시각적 요소가 추가되어 매번 업그레이드되기 때문이다. 적어도 현시점에서…

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  • Emma Jennings

    ★★★ Watched by Emma Jennings 15 Apr, 2015

    When I compare Spielberg's War of the Worlds to other "destruction of NYC" films from the 2000's, it stands out as one of the best. But when I judge the film on its own merits, it's a little bit underwhelming.

    One thing I loved about this movie is the way in which it was shot. Spielberg showcases the city in a way many NYC films struggle to do, and we got to see several beautiful pans of the city (I…

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  • mette

    ★★ Added by mette

    Filmen i sig är rätt kass, men den är tacksam att göra parodier på.

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  • Reece Leonard

    ★★ Added by Reece Leonard

    Although it features new levels of darkness for Spielberg and the special effects are infuriatingly brilliant, the whole thing fails to succeed due to a few terrible writing choices (who was the idiot who suggested that raining clothing would work?!). Every scene featuring the aliens blowing stuff up is horrifying and effective; the family drama is forced and awkward to watch.

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