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War of the Worlds (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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David Michael Latt

Writers:

H.G. Wells (novel), David Michael Latt | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
C. Thomas Howell ... George Herbert
Rhett Giles ... Pastor Victor
Andrew Lauer ... Sgt. Kerry Williams (as Andy Lauer)
Tinarie van Wyk Loots Tinarie van Wyk Loots ... Felicity Herbert
Jake Busey ... Lt. Samuelson (as William Busey)
Dashiell Howell Dashiell Howell ... Alex Herbert (as Dash Howell)
Peter Greene ... Matt Herbert
Kim Little ... Rebecca
Edward DeRuiter ... Max (as Ed Deruiter)
Meredith Laine ... Audrey
Matthew Jaeger ... Jared
Cayman Mitchell Cayman Mitchell ... Jake
Luis de Amechazurra ... Bill
Gary Robbins Gary Robbins ... Jules
Berna Roberts ... Elaine (as Bernadette Perez)
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Storyline

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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds See more »

Filming Locations:

Agua Dulce, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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

When Samuelson shoots Williams in the head, you can already see a black circle (bullet hole) on his forehead before Samuelson fires. 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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Crazy Credits

Why are you still reading this? Go back to the video store and rent another Asylum film. You know you want to. See more »

Connections

Version of War of the Worlds (1988) See more »

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Very close to the book
12 October 2005 | by whitneyistheone3223See all my reviews

I went into this movie with a literary eye. I remember the book fondly and wanted to see how it translated onto the screen. Though the people who made this film cheapen it with the nudity and some nonsense about viruses...the overall feel of the film was the feeling of the book.

After reading some of the comments on this page it has become pretty obvious that most of these people never read the book. This is not a bad thing, but to understand WAR OF THE WORLDS is to understand that it's a book about humanity, a book about human drama and emotions. It is not the big budget Hollywood film that came out at the same time.

That film relied on action and in-your-face "us vs. them" Hollywood boring ploys to make it work. This film is quieter. This film explores the film with depth and power -- which is a great tribute to the book. It may not make this film a big blockbuster, but it makes for a very engrossing and amazing film.

If you like a great character study, an uplifting human saga, than I strongly recommend this version over the other. If you want something that is just cheap tricks of action without story, than see the other one.


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