Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.
Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. Written by
Steven Spielberg: [Signs] Using a sign with directions or instructions as a joke. In this case, as the first buried machine is tearing up the street in Ray's hometown, causing all sorts of damage, the camera pans past a close-up of a municipal "No Littering" sign. See more »
In the opening scene, When Ray is operating the heavy machinery, he is not visible because of deep shadowing. In a cutaway seconds later, he is in full bright sunlight. See more »
No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st century that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns, *they* observed and studied, the way a man with a microscope might scrutinize the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency, men went to and fro about the globe, confident of our empire over this world. Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast ...
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A loose adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel of the same name, 'War of the Worlds' directed by Cinema Giant Steven Spielberg is a Magnificent Watch. Compelling, Shocking, Solid & Unforgettable, This 2005 Box-Office Blockbuster holds tremendous repeat viewing value!
'War of the Worlds' Synopsis: As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.
'War of the Worlds' is Compelling, Shocking, Solid & Unforgettable, an impeccable motion-picture, that can be viewed many times, as it offers undeniable merit. Josh Friedman & David Koepp's Adapted Screenplay is terrific. Spielberg's Direction is as prolific, as it always is. Janusz Kamiński's Cinematography is match-less. Michael Kahn's Editing offers clarity. John William's Score is good. Special Effects are outstanding.
Performance-Wise: Tom Cruise gives a superb central performance, enacting the tormented protagonist with rare ease & understanding. Dakota Fanning is first-rate. Justin Chatwin is impressive. Tim Robbins is haunting. Miranda Otto leaves a mark.
On the whole, 'War of the Worlds' re-defines "Pop-Corn Entertainment".
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