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    War of the Worlds TV series

    Anyone watching this? I am in two minds. It's the sort of show I would usually be attracted to, but as a fan of the Spielberg film, I am sort of dreading the BBC version. I know it was originally a British story, but Americans tend to do British stories better.


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    The Spielberg film was great - it kept some of the element of the novel and changed others. Tom Cruise was excellent.

    As for the groundbreaking novel. The screw in the alien ship turning for hours on Horsell Common was really creepy. Thunderchildís fight with the tripods was thrilling and sad.

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    Doesn't have great reviews at the moment

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    It’s watchable. Production/effects don’t seem top tier.

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    I remember the Spielberg movie very well, only because I had to kill 3 hours in London so ended up at the Odeon Leicester square. My experience was utterly ruined by the puny size cinema screen. Awful experience. Put me off the movie, but may watch it again now!

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    The movie is underrated. Gets too much hate


    Hard to get a handle on this double edged sword

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliasad1998 View Post
    The movie is underrated. Gets too much hate
    Will have to take your word on it. Only thing I remember is Dakotas non stop shrieking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadBall View Post
    Will have to take your word on it. Only thing I remember is Dakotas non stop shrieking.
    Loved the thrill of it but could not accept the ending , like the most intelligent aliens traveling by lightning couldnít calculate that earthís Habitat etc could kill them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaDed View Post
    Loved the thrill of it but could not accept the ending , like the most intelligent aliens traveling by lightning couldn’t calculate that earth’s Habitat etc could kill them?
    Signs is another movie that I really like that has the same problem


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliasad1998 View Post
    Signs is another movie that I really like that has the same problem
    Lol true, that's why district 9, Arrival are much more sensible but not thrilling enough like the other Alien movies.

    The only exceptions somewhat I would say are Prometheus,Edge of tomorrow but that's again because a lot was left for imagination and the stories are more from a pov of mercenaries than families which was shown in War of the world,Signs.


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    Anyone considering giving a try, my suggestion is please don't. A total clown show, I am surprised that BBC picked it up. If you have too much free time plant trees instead and save the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaDed View Post
    Loved the thrill of it but could not accept the ending , like the most intelligent aliens traveling by lightning couldn’t calculate that earth’s Habitat etc could kill them?
    It was that sort of stupidity which made the film a classic in my book. There are tons of space movies, but the simplistic message of aliens coming to zap the bejeezus out of mankind struck a nerve for me. None of your " We come in Peace!" nonsense. They martians were utterly hateful and showed no reason or remorse whatsoever.


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    I like this series - they way it flashes forward to a time when the Martians have been driven off but have devastated the Earth anyway, turned it into another Mars. A metaphor for environmental collapse.
    Last edited by Robert; 7th December 2019 at 23:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt. Rishwat View Post
    It was that sort of stupidity which made the film a classic in my book. There are tons of space movies, but the simplistic message of aliens coming to zap the bejeezus out of mankind struck a nerve for me. None of your " We come in Peace!" nonsense. They martians were utterly hateful and showed no reason or remorse whatsoever.
    It was a pretty big hole in HG Wellsí story though. A civilisation that can cross interplanetary space hasnít developed vaccines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliasad1998 View Post
    Signs is another movie that I really like that has the same problem
    Signs was more about isolation, paranoia, family and spiritual redemption. I liked it a lot.


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