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War of the Worlds (2005)

War of the Worlds

Overview


Genre

Action, Sci-Fi

Release Date

June 29, 2005

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

119 min.

Production Budget

$132 millions

Studio

Paramount Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Steven Spielberg

Producer

Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson

Screenwriter

David Koepp

Starring

Story


On June 29th, 2005, Earth goes to war. 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's 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 - 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... only Ray's unconquerable will to protect the ones he loves.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..never quite delivers an emotional knockout blow...”
by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
“..a blisteringly entertaining and resoundingly shocking sci-fi horror thriller..”
by Scott Weinberg [EFilmCritic]
“..As well done as it is in most respects..”
by Steven Snyder [Zertinet Movies]