Film opens on December 18, 1999, just a few days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program ... See full summary »
Film opens on December 18, 1999, just a few days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program loses its independence: he is given the script telling the crowds how to welcome the invaders. Then the chaos breaks out: the Martians and police mistreat the populace; things become violent. Idem's own wife is kidnapped and it seems somebody is trying to reduce his effectiveness as a reporter. Idem decides to fight back: he illegally broadcasts a message during the rock concert, but nobody believes him anymore. Written by
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In this movie based on Well's book we won't see any laser guns or lots of explosions and all the war with the Martians (that look quite cheesy), but the war between people and mass media which is still actual.
The movie also features good acting, interesting and characteristic music and intelligent message which makes you think about the huge brain washer also known as television.
Go and see it, if you want to see a piece of fantastic and non-commercial film-making. It definitely deserves more attention, more than the crappy sci-fi flicks that usually hit the box office.
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