Sunday, July 10, 2005
Since my aunt is home for the summer and decided to take me to a movie. She chose the new version of War of the Worlds, starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning. The movie starts that Cruise works in a loading dock and Fanning and her brother have to come and spend some time with their father while their mother goes to boston with her new husband. The movie itself is ok in the special effects department but I thought that the performances of Cruise and Fanning as well as Tim Robbins were crappy. Fanning only screamed and cried thought the movie and really didn't have many lines. Cruise's performance was ok but I would have used someone else. There were some discrepencies in the movie like in the first few minutes in the first attack an EMP pulse shuts down all the electronics including Cruises black 65 Mustang which has no electronics so it should have worked but it didn't. Also the son leaves cruise and fanning in the middle of the movie and we see the hill were they were at been blown up. But then see the son at the end of the movie in boston waiting for his father. Also in the end of the movie we see the people of boston are acting like they were just relaxing and having tea. The aliens are defeated by our germs which kill them. I don't remember how the novel of War of the Worlds went but I know that this movie is not like the original 53 version.
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