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War of the Worlds (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on November 27, 2005

I actually liked it a little more this time.  The “bad daddy” subplot didn’t bother me as much, nor is the movie as repetitive as I had previously thought.  Yeah, there’s a lot of “aliens attack – heroes escape – illusion of safety – aliens attack again” going on, but each situation is a little different as the outlook gets progressively darker.  The tripods are the scariest onscreen entities since H.R. Giger’s alien designs.  The film is briskly paced, with the only nagging slowdown occurring when they meet Tim Robbins.  I’m cutting Spielberg some slack and bumping up my score.  Rating: 9


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