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War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012)

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A retro-futuristic epic of steampunk battle set in 1914. It has been 15 years since the original H.G. Wells Martian invasion. Fearing another attack, the human race has prepared itself. ... See full summary »

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Joe Pearson

Writers:

David Abramowitz (screenplay), Joe Pearson (story)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Adam Baldwin ... Wilson (voice)
Beau Billingslea ... Abraham Douglas (voice)
Kim Buckingham Kim Buckingham ... Talbert (voice)
Jim Byrnes ... Theodore Roosevelt (voice)
Joey D'Auria Joey D'Auria ... Nikola Tesla (voice)
Kennie Dowle Kennie Dowle ... Robert Wells / Lt Hendrix / Leviathan Bridge Officer (voice)
Tony Eusoff Tony Eusoff ... Lieutenant Raja Iskandar Shah (voice)
Elizabeth Gracen ... Lt.Jennifer Carter (voice)
Alexander Henderson Alexander Henderson ... Young Eric Wells (voice)
Amelia Henderson ... Young Girl (voice) (as Amelia Thripura Henderson)
Susan Lankester Susan Lankester ... Christine Wells (voice)
Matt Letscher ... Capt. Manfred von Richtofen (voice)
Rob Middleton Rob Middleton ... Gen. Sergei Kushnirov (voice)
Robert Middleton Robert Middleton ... General Sergei Kushnirov
Christina Orow Christina Orow ... Leviathan Ensign (voice)
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A retro-futuristic epic of steampunk battle set in 1914. It has been 15 years since the original H.G. Wells Martian invasion. Fearing another attack, the human race has prepared itself. This is the story of the battle tripod 'Goliath' and its young crew. 'Goliath' is the vanguard of an army of steam-powered battle walkers, heat-ray biplanes, and armored zeppelins facing a Martian fleet of giant fighting machines and flying wings. Within the cockpit of 'Goliath', courage under fire, conflicted loyalties and the struggle to save earth, in this new War of the Worlds. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for fantasy war violence including some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Malaysia | Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,385, 9 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,385, 9 March 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,785
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Color (3D Stereoscopic)| Color
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This is Adrian Paul's second role related to The War of the Worlds, having previously played John Kincaid on the second season of the 80's TV series. See more »

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The film takes place in 1914 but shows the Chrysler Building in New York City. The Chrysler Building was completed in 1931. See more »

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A delightful combination of East and West
2 March 2013 | by vampyralicSee all my reviews

I am an ardent movie-goer and when someone told me of a USA-Malaysia collaboration of an indie animation film project, I was intrigued. For one thing, I know how difficult it is to get to the point where indie projects DO get made, and that would involve money, time, a lot of passion and tons of support from all directions. For another thing, I am a fellow South-East Asian and I am always looking to help boost signals of the range of artistic talent and wonderful stories that belong to our geographical area.

It so happened that I was invited to the special preview at last year's Comic-Con and I cleared my busy hectic SDCC schedule just to make it there.

For the budget that it had, "War of the Worlds: Goliath" (WotW:G) was entertaining fare. I went to the premiere being practically realistic and didn't expect to be totally Wow-ed as if I was a cinema audience watching a Pixar movie. But I was surprised at how good "WotW:G" turned out to be.

Yes, some parts of the dialogue were stilted but it got a little more fluid about a third into the movie. The movie didn't waste time on too much prose but was centred on lots of action, warfare and those "hey, you are my bro, man" kinda moments. Very "guy" stuff.

I had thought the addition of Raja Iskandar Shah would be the typical token-Asian stereotype but then, he also started using a kris in some key fight scenes.. that's when all bets are off ;)

The animation was a mix of 2D-3D.. if you are used to watching anime, it is not really distracting. (Again, this is not a Disney production - nor meant to be!) And I loved the futuristic steampunk concept artwork that was applied quite consistently throughout the film.

After all the guns and smoke and explosions that marked most of the movie, the beautiful music scoring for "WotW:G" was something that nailed the emotion and heart of the entire story. At least for me.

Watching "WotW:G" gave me some hope --- the mix of styles/ mediums and characters showed how various work in films can cross "the East-West divide" in a positive and unique way.

Here's to more successful collaborations like these in the future.


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