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  • Actors: Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, Tim Robbins, Rick Gonzalez & Yul Vazquez Tom Cruise
  • Directors: Steven Spielberg
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (385 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009W7TAC6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,439 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3.2 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 50 REVIEWER on 10 Aug. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The film has since it's release attracted mixed reviews many 'slate it' some love it,....myself, I
love special-effect spectacles and watch films to be entertained, this 'Steven Spielberg' offering
does just that, a story of blind panic and intense fear......what if ?
'Ray Ferrier' (Tom Cruise) a dock worker lives on his own these days, every so often he has his
two children over to stay, 'Robbie' (Justin Chatwin) who doesn't really want to be there, and 10
year-old 'Rachel' (Dakota Fanning)
A strange phenomenon occurs in the sky's that is totally unexplainable, lightning strikes (lightning
never strikes in the same place 'Ray' tells his Daughter....til' now that is) power fails, holes are
appearing in the ground, a loud rumble causes earthquake like conditions.
Panic quickly sets in, people are running around like headless chickens but have no escape from
what is happening, buildings and fly-overs are collapsing, all of a sudden, giant machines surface,
the 'World' is under attack.
'Ray's' priority has to be his 'Kids' as the machines begin to exterminate all human life seemingly
and destroy structures.
There's only one thing to do - 'run' - 'Ray' sets off with his children in an attempt to find a safe haven,
however they will soon discover a place of safety doesn't exist as the 'invaders' broaden their assault.
The temporary safety they thought for a short while they had found is quickly no longer so, a plane
has been brought down in their location leaving devastation in it's wake.
Widespread demolition is happening at the 'will' of the machines, where had they come from, is it really
possible they had been planted below ground century's ago awaiting the return of their creatures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME on 3 July 2014
Format: DVD
Initially I was quite cautious about this film, whilst I respect Tom Cruise I'm not a huge fan in general. I was also worried that the CGI SFX would take precedence over the story, and it might not work set in a modern day environment (the novel was published around 1898) Don't expect a line for line faithful reproduction of the book (neither was the 1953 film), but it does follow the general story effectively.

Fortunately the film is good, and the performances of the cast are solid on every level. Cruise does a decent job as Ray Ferrier the divorced Dad who take his two children for the weekend when the invasion begins. We get just about the ideal narrator in the form of Morgan Freeman. Supporting cast has Dakota Fanning playing daughter Rachel Ferrier, it's nice to see Tim Robbins as Harlan Ogilvy the insane man whom the Ferriers end up hiding out with. No complaints with any of the cast strong all round.

Steven Spielberg provides strong direction, no doubt his experience pays off, and this time he's resisted the urge to tone things down too much. It's not super violent by any means, but the invasion itself and subsequent destruction of people and buildings can't be avoided due to the story.

SFX are excellent with some good camera work and the tripods are convincing in their appearance. Some of the lasers turning people into dust is very well done and the film is visually strong. One of the reasons it works for me is the screenplay and script holds up well, it would be easy to slip into ho hum acting and dialogue, trying to distract the audience with gloss and shine but lacking depth. Thankfully that's been avoided here the CGI adds to the film rather than propping it up. John Williams provides the soundtrack another pair of safe experienced hands.

H.G.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By andyyy on 22 Oct. 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
The sound quality on blue-ray is amazing, not a great picture quality but this is how it was filmed / intended, overall a great movie, def get the blue-ray version
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By robert stirling TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 6 July 2013
Format: DVD
Unusual to see Tom Cruise playing an "ordinary" guy,compleate with generation-gap issues with his children.He excelled in the role,bringing a vulnerability to his performance not often seen as he is mostly cast as the tough-guy action hero.
The film has all the superb special effects and cgi"s you would expect from a Spielberg production: he uses the tools that are available to a film-maker to optimium effect.
An enthralling version of H.G.Wells classic sci-fi novel.
P.S. It was clever of Speilberg to include in a walk-on part two of the original stars from the 50"s versionWar Of The Worlds - Dvd [1953].
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Format: Blu-ray
Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down.

What follows is the battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in......

Easily the best summer film of 2005, its one of Cruises last memorable blockbusters, and its a blast from start to finish. What really sets the mood for the film is Freemans phenomenal narration at the beginning of the movie, it makes the hair on the back of your neck stand when he says 'slowly, but surely'.

Spielberg again puts the emphasis on the nuclear family, and the attack is the turning point or Ray and his children. Its clear from the beginning that Ray is estranged form his children, and that he may be the most immature of the three, but he soon becomes the mature one, making sure they are staying together and avoiding any terror or aftermath as they progress.

The visuals are spectacular, from the initial attack, to the amazing Tripod scene after the boat attack. The Tim Robbins scene is bizarre and takes you away from the film, but Spielberg amps it up with the probe investigating.

Its a great movie by Spielberg, very dark compared to his usual summer fare, but despite some flaws, and blatant references to 9/11, it still holds up well eight years later.
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