Review: War of the Worlds

Dear Mr. Spielberg,

I just saw your new movie, War of the Worlds. It was excellent. Based upon a classic story by HG Wells, War of the Worlds is a tale of aliens and war. I wont give away the entire movie, but I will give you my thoughts. WOTW was a brilliant movie, both in concept and presentation. The special effects were stunning, down to the design of tiny, 3d amoeba. Lighting was superb as was the acting.

Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning lead the movie, starring as a father-daughter pair in the midst of an intergallactic war. Justin Chatwin stars as the angst-filled, rebellious teenage son, hoping to start his own life away from his father. As the story evolves Robbie (Chatwin) and Rachel (Fanning), begin to move closer to their real father, Ray (Cruise), and move farther away from their step father, Tim (David Alan Basche). With all of this going on you wouldn’t think they’d have time to fend off alien fiends, would you? Either way, War of the Worlds is a must see movie, and I’m sure it will make a ton in theatres this summer. I can’t wait for the DVD release. The only negative aspect of the movie is the fact that they failed to tie everything together (the reason the aliens attacked, the reason why they were sucking the blood from bodies, and the explanation behind the freezing cold stones, etc.), and the ending was very sudden and non-interesting. Morgan Freeman, however, did a good job of explaining the opening and ending scenes, even if his voice was a little flat. My father gives the movie an “A Minus”. I, on the other hand, give it an “A Plus”.

War of the Worlds

War of the worlds is rated PG-13 for frightening scenes of sci-fi violence and disturbing images, along with brief language. It runs for 116 minutes and is classified under the Science Fiction genre.


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