War Of The Worlds

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi Movies' started by MarijuanaPhysicist, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. MarijuanaPhysicist

    MarijuanaPhysicist Member

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    ROFL, possibly the worst movie i have ever seen... what a joke... can i please have a refund? and memory loss of ever seeing this horrible movie.
     
  2. the_dude

    the_dude Senior Member

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    You mean the new version?
    I thought it was kinda entertaining. Classical sci-fi sorta...
     
  3. BradinTheGreat

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    I saw it with my family, and then I saw it with my boyfriend. I thought the action scenes were cool, but the end was pretty stupid.
     
  4. Burbot

    Burbot Dig my burdei

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    yeah, well face it...thats what happens...listen to the radio show...the first part is wicked, then the last part is just one guy telling the sad story about how EVERYTHING was destroyed, then the aliens just died, and those that didnt, left
     
  5. honeyhannah

    honeyhannah herbuhslovuh

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    I thought it was extremely disturbing, the beginning was just corny as hell, the middle was disturbing and just overly dramatic, and the end was also corny as hell ;)

    However my boyfriend and his dad seemed to like it, men...

    Actually my boyfriend agreed with me but enjoyed it while it was playing while I was cringing the whole time we were watching it.

    I saw the old one as well and though it was like local access compared to today's technology I like it better, not that I really like taht one either :rolleyes:

    I think I've just given up on movies in general and this is the movie that started it, then seeing The Butterfly Effect a few weeks later drove me over the edge
     
  6. vimmeroony

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    It was a good movie to make fun of while watching it. I do appreciate special effects though, and am prepared to spend money on that :/ But yeah, the ending was a let down, and pretty much everything after the ferry scene was too. Didn't mind watching Tom Cruise for a couple hours though.

    But there are still good movies out there!! (I have to say that, i work in an arthouse cinema).
     
  7. Imagine17

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    I liked it except for that ending, it just made me groan.
     
  8. newo

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    To all of you who didn't like the ending, well hey, that's how it ended in H.G. Wells' book. With all our technology we, the highest form of life on Earth, couldn't beat the aliens, we were saved only because they had no resistance to diseases, the lowest forms of life on Earth. It's kind of humbling.
     
  9. kif

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    I havent seen it yet. I heard the original radio broadcast in its entirity at a planetarium (sp?) when I was a kid, that was cool.
     
  10. vimmeroony

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    Yeah, well in my opinion the ending was a good point, but they way they expressed it in the movie was lame.
     
  11. rainbowpower

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    I found it strayed way to far from the book.
     
  12. Imagine17

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    I am not complaining about that aspect of the ending


    *SPOILER AHEAD*



    but more of how when they got to Boston his whole family was all nice and unharmed in their house with their son who somehow also made it to Boston on his own. *yawn* give me a break. :rolleyes:
     
  13. 2cool

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    I thought the movie was awesome! The ending was a little too perfect but certainly one of my favorite movies all summer.
     
  14. BradinTheGreat

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    That's what ruined it for me. It seemed too good to be true.
     
  15. Samhain

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    when people are talking about the ending do they mean where the son turns up alive and well, when he should have been dead about 100 times and none of the main charaters have died or the extended family.
    i'm not violent but at that point I wanted to go and gun them all down.
    the no resistance to disease is a great idea after all everyone had done to try and stop them and they basically destroyed themselves

    edit: sorry folks just repeated what everyone else has said!
    S
     
  16. White Scorpion

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    I felt sorry for the aliens.
     
  17. NatureFreak412

    NatureFreak412 Art of Balance

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    I liked the movie. But yeah I love the radio show probably better. Didnt it cause a bunch of people to think that aliens were actually attacking and some of them killed themselves and hid in their basements.
     
  18. Bassist

    Bassist Gate crasher!

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    It was two and a half hours of Tom Cruise running away.
     
  19. White Scorpion

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    That is one of the most spot on reviews I've ever read.
     
  20. Marlyn

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    I liked it. I thought it had good visual effects and good actors to supply the roles, and while that usually isn't enough, (and definitly isn't in this situation) The film also had a spectacular Director.
    On with the ending, it really isn't an unused ending. I remember people who hated the War of the Worlds ending, but loved the Signs ending, which really was mostly the same.
     

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