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Offline MetallicDragon

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War of the worlds !
« on: July 17, 2005, 10:54:20 am »
I just saw it last night, and It is awesome!

Amazing special effects, acting, story, etc.
Especially the special effects.
Anyone else like this movie?



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Re: War of the worlds !
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2005, 02:32:33 pm »
Don't particularly want to see it, but may end up renting it out.  I've seen Independence Day... just how different can an alien invasion film be?  But yeah, apart from "special effects" (which aren't really special anymore are they, considering they're in just about every hollywood film) and Tom Cruise, what does it have going for it?  Story doesn't count since it's a remake.

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Re: War of the worlds !
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2005, 07:33:16 pm »
I saw it too. It ws awesome. The story was not a carbon copy of the book. If Idependence Day was a 10 than WOTW would be a 100.

Spoiler:

Altough the movie was awesome, there were parts of it that were unrealistic, such as riding the lightnig int the buried craft. That and, to me, the aliens faces seem to "cute."

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It is worth seeing it in the theatre, in my opinion.

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Re: War of the worlds !
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2005, 03:53:48 am »
Just finished watching it, and I must say it had my full attention the whole time and I was on the edge of my seat for most of the movie.
The end gave me that feeling of 'is that it?' . but apart from that I enjoyed it and I didnt think I would, so thats a bonus

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Re: War of the worlds !
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2005, 06:31:05 am »
Not bad but not good either.  I would give it a 5 out of 10.  The acting is fine, and the first half is fairly good, but after that it just goes to hell.  I practically fell a sleep too. 

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It ended far to happy for me, they boy should have been dead.  The whole bacteria thing, I know thats how the book goes, but with how they changed the begining it really introduces a huge plot hole.  The entier part in the basement was extremely boring too.  Also, how they always managed to escape is terrible.  It seems far to unrealistic in a movie that is trying to be very realistic.  Oh, and the whole EMP thing.  It would have nocked out all of the electronics but the cars would still be runing because they are chemical, not electrical, energy.

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Re: War of the worlds !
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2005, 12:59:45 pm »
I did think it was a very good movie, but the more you think about it the more unlikely the whole senerio could have occured
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Re: War of the worlds !
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2005, 01:15:35 pm »
It was fun, but I was aggrivated by a lot of what went on.

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OK. The cars were down because their computers would most likely be fried. The mini-van should not have been running at all... BUT Tom Cruise's Mustang probably would have kept going (minus the radio) or at least been the easiest to fix (he had another engine in his apartment)

On that same note. First tri-pod we see comes out of the ground and started shooting people. Everybody is watching, including the guy with THE WORKING CAMCORDER??????? Who then gets shot with enough energy to vaporize him to ash, yet the camera keeps working? Um.. continuity editor, you're fired.

Once again the military were complete idiots. Everybody line up and fire, then die, next wave.

More expanation of how the tripods got there would have been nice. Somehow I can't swallow them 'just being there' for hundreds of years.

The only part of Tom Cruise's act I could believe was his crying... I'm guessing that was from his being shown up by Dakota and his realization that he cannot act.


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Re: War of the worlds !
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2005, 01:26:50 pm »
how do you right stuff invisably cuse i want to talk about the confuseing storyline too...  >:(
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Re: War of the worlds !
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2005, 01:29:55 pm »
how do you right stuff invisably cuse i want to talk about the confuseing storyline too... >:(

I'll start a spolier thread....

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Re: War of the worlds !
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2005, 11:59:44 am »
i think it was a good movie.i liked when the aliens came!!


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Re: War of the worlds !
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2005, 12:21:46 pm »
Yeah I really like this movie. Spoiler >> I wondered why the kid survived too, and also wondered how the camcorder was working... very strange stuff
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Re: War of the worlds !
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2005, 06:28:07 pm »
I gotta rent this movie.  :P It's been on my list for awhile now. I meant to see it in the theater and never did.

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Re: War of the worlds !
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2005, 06:29:36 pm »
i heard it wasn't very good, and that it is all special affects, and no story

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Re: War of the worlds !
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2005, 09:15:18 pm »
It was a good movie until Ogilvy came in, then it all went down from there.

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Re: War of the worlds !
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2005, 04:14:45 pm »
A bit off topic but, have any of you youngins heard the original Orson Wells radio broadcast of War of the Worlds?  I'd say that was 10 times better than this movie and no crazy Scientology loving Tom Cruise.