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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars blu ray IS better than the DVD and here's why :
Ok so some people did not understand the way this film was shot. It was SUPPOSED to be grainy and gritty. The film I will not review apart from to say I think its superb and a very different take on the story with the focus on the personal human desperation and emotions with the acting being top notch. The blu ray version offers one thing above the DVD in spades ( as they...
Published 23 months ago by Johan RF

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3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK - But Another Modern Day Setting.....
This isn't one of Spielberg's classics & is an opportunity missed to present the 1898 novel as it was originally written by Wells. The 1953 movie had financial/technological constraints that necessitated it's(then) modern day, American setting but come on, Spielberg hardly needed to raid the piggy bank!!! So why set it in 2005 America?? Look no further than 9/11 for this...
Published on 27 May 2008 by Adam Jackson


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3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars come back orson welles all is forgiven, 9 Dec 2005
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This review is from: War Of The Worlds (2 Disc Special Edition) [2005] [DVD] (DVD)
a real waste of talent for tom cruise im sure he didnt need the money, even the pyrotechnics were pretty below standard in fact the play on radio directed by orson welles was so much more frightening, even allowing for the different time scale.
still i suppose stephen speilberg must be given some slack,,, he cant be a genius all the time . so try harder next time you know you can do it.get tom hanks to help you out.
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC, 27 May 2006
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This review is from: War Of The Worlds (2 Disc Special Edition) [2005] [DVD] (DVD)
This is one of my favourite films, its one of those films you want to watch over and over again. The special effects are awesome, the acting is great,this film has got to be easily 5 stars.
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars war of the worlds, 26 April 2006
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Ms. Jill K. Mosley "jillana" (derby,uk) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: War Of The Worlds (2 Disc Special Edition) [2005] [DVD] (DVD)
although the film was good in many parts,l like the original film with gene barry better,
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT THAT HOT ., 2 Dec 2005
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This review is from: War Of The Worlds (2 Disc Special Edition) [2005] [DVD] (DVD)
If your after a action/adventure ---- Don't buy
compared to the original BUY THE ORIGINAL
The film with good acting of fear/disbelief of aliens ACTUALLY being on/invading earth is good BUT ALL THEY DO IS RUN! ok any one who has seen the original knows that they can't beat the superior race but let's see them trying.There are two scenes where you see the army (one battle scene - 15 TO 25 SECS)and one scene where you see our hero blow one up through grief with grenades but... ITS LIKE THE LIGHTS ON BUT NOBODY AT HOME - OH BUT LETS RUN AWAY.....
MY ADVICE RENT IT FIRST/BORROW THEN DECIDE IF IT'S WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED CASH !!
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3 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent, moving and genuinely frightening, 13 Mar 2006
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This review is from: War Of The Worlds (2 Disc Special Edition) [2005] [DVD] (DVD)
I am shocked by the number of negative reviews - this film is a real treat. Action that is character driven, believable relationships, real fear and emotion.
The film is faithful to HG Wells theme of the ordinary and mundane world threatened by extraordinary events. It is far more intelligent than the average blockbuster and I am sure that posterity will judge it as a classic of the genre.
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars War of the Worlds, 30 Nov 2005
This review is from: War Of The Worlds (2 Disc Special Edition) [2005] [DVD] (DVD)
Great remake of a classic! full of none stop action, wicked acting all round and thank goodness no silly sloopy stuff !!! very fast paced and edge of the seat stuff from start to finish.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars War of the Worlds, 14 Dec 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Already got this film on D.V.D.
loved the film so got a copy on Blue Ray
Payed less for it than the origional not bad a ?
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected, 17 Feb 2006
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This review is from: War Of The Worlds (2 Disc Special Edition) [2005] [DVD] (DVD)
After reading a lot of negative reviews of this film, I watched it with pretty low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The film is an exciting rollercoster ride with brilliant special effects and if some people find the plot implausible or the characters unconvincing, I think they're probably watching the wrong movie.
This isn't a film to watch for dazzling insights into the human condition. It barely even qualifies as science fiction. It's a good old-fashioned disaster movie with lots of scary alien spacecraft blasting people and buildings to bits. If you like big explosions, this is the film for you.
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2 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Everyone's a film critic., 2 April 2010
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MJ Selwood (Tarn) - See all my reviews
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There are lots of reveiws here but I can't understand why. The Blu-Ray has not been released yet so how can it have been reveiwed so many times? Well the answer is of course that it hasn't been reviewed. It's the film that's been reveiwed here. Why? Almost everyone reading these reveiws will already have seen the film and have formed an opinion. Everyone reading these reveiws are doing so because they like the film and may be interested in buying the Blu Ray.
I thought the idea was to reveiw the product on sale and thus give everyone an idea of how good the thing is that they are buying. The only thing at stake here is the quality of the picture, the sound and extras etc.

That's why I've given it three stars because I have not got a clue what the Blu Ray will be like.
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable, 2 May 2006
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M. Holloway "Ratty" (Down by the river, Deeping) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: War Of The Worlds (2 Disc Special Edition) [2005] [DVD] (DVD)
OK so it doesn't follow H G Well's classic book, that said the film was very enjoyable and kept me in suspense, it had more than enough 'going on' and the special effects were excellent, as you would expect from Speilburg.

Overall, it's well worth a watch and nice up-date on the original.
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