Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop now

Customer Review

on 22 November 2005
When i saw the adverts for this film, I had high hopes of a blockbuster of the year type film but when I eventually saw it on dvd if failed to meet these expectations. I think most people have a vague idea of the basic plot line to this film, a mass of robots intent on the destruction of humanity, of course in true hollywood style, a dysfunctional family is thrown into the mixing pot to add a point of focus, and indeed a rather refreshing perspective from an individuals point of view. Another film which uses a similar view is Signs with Mel Gibson. War of the Worlds undoubtedly has some excellent effects and camera shots which never fails to captivise you, however I feel there is a basic lacking in the storyline. There is no real emotional attachment to the characters in the story and you feel like your being dragged through a film where you just want to freeze frame every so often and gather you thoughts! Some of these attributes were purposely meant by the Director Steven Speilberg, a film which is meant to be a little chaotic, from one individuals point of view and with little logical explanantion to the nature of the attack and overall situation. Indeed i'm sure that the purpose was to keep the flavour of the original intact whilst adding a different more modern stance to the film. However I was not looking for an artistic blockbuster or just a straight forward massacure, I was looking for a film which took all the elements needed to make a great film, where you come away feeling truly entertained and emotionally challenged. This film did not do this for me at all. In summary I was disappointed because I wanted a great film and only got a mediocre one, i'm sure some people will like it a lot but equally some people will think exactly like I do. Thats why I am challenging the previous reviews.
0Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Please write at least one word
You must purchase at least one item from Amazon to post a comment
A problem occurred while submitting your comment. Please try again later.

There was a problem loading the comments at the moment. Please try again later.


Product Details

3.3 out of 5 stars
461
3.3 out of 5 stars
£3.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime