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War of the Worlds (2005)

R | | Sci-Fi | Video 28 June 2005
In this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic, civilization is laid to ruin when a race of super aliens invades Earth.

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Felicity Herbert
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The story tells of a man named George Herbert who is separated from his wife and child when a Martian invasion begins. He tries to make his way to Washington, D.C. to reunite with them as the world is torn apart. But civilization is laid to ruin when a race of super aliens ultimately invades Earth! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The Invasion Has Already Begun.

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Rated R for sci-fi violence/gore, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The title character's name, George Herbert, is an homage to H.G. Wells, who wrote the original novel. The "H.G." stands for "Herbert George". See more »

Goofs

George Herbert uses a rabies serum to knock out the aliens. He says something to the effect that life defeats life. However rabies vaccinations use dead virus cells to generate immunity. Serum labeled "live" contains genetically modified components but does not actually contain intact live virus. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Samuelson: Assault on one of my officers is punishable by death in my new world.
Sgt. Kerry Williams: It's okay, sir. It's okay. I fell. Remember George here, sir? He's the astronomer. His brother is a Ranger.
Lt. Samuelson: Rangers are pussies. I haven't seen one of those assholes in over a week.
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We suggest moving, and/or staying away from pits with aliens in them. See more »

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Featured in War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave (2008) See more »

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Not Spielberg, but....
28 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

H.G. Wells' classic tale gets a surprisingly thoughtful modern retelling in this straight to video version from The Asylum. Writer/Director Michael David Latt is certainly no Steven Spielberg but he manages to guide his everyman C. Thomas Howell through the alien onslaught. C. Thomas Howell actually makes you care about his character, which is indeed a rarity in a straight-to-video horror or sci-fi release. Don't get me wrong. This isn't art. It is an exploitation film, as evidenced by the fact that one of the first shots features a topless woman coming out of a shower. And it works as an exploitation film. The special effects are actually pretty good. Of course, one still has the wonder about the overall value of this film in light of the vastly superior Spielberg version. It's good to know they could pull this off, but shouldn't they have expended their efforts on something more original?

The Asylum is a company I admire in spirit if not reality. I like the idea of a company devoted to making a new horror film every month, I just wish they devoted themselves to making a good horror movie each month. Most of their films are dreck. (Still, their films tend to be better than the garbage Maverick's CreepFX division has been releasing.) I wish they would take the time and effort they put into this film into some of their other releases.


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