Monday, July 04, 2005

War of the Worlds

On June 29th, 2005, Earth goes to war. From Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures comes "War of the Worlds," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring international superstar Tom Cruise. A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells's seminal classic, the sci-fi adventure thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it. The film also stars Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, and Tim Robbins.

Cruise stars as Ray Ferrier, a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife (Miranda Otto) and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie (Justin Chatwin) and young daughter Rachel (Dakota Fanning) for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

Moments later, at an intersection near his house, Ray witnesses an extraordinary event that will change all their lives forever. A towering three-legged war machine emerges from deep beneath the earth and, before anyone can react, incinerates everything in sight. An ordinary day has suddenly become the most extraordinary event of their lifetimes - the first strike in a catastrophic alien attack on Earth.

Ray scrambles to get his children away from this merciless new enemy, embarking on a journey that will take them across the ravaged countryside, where they become caught in the desperate tide of refugees fleeing from an extraterrestrial army of Tripods.

But no matter where they run, there is no safety, no refuge … only Ray's unconquerable will to protect the ones he loves. (Synopsis)

About It

We watched "War of the Worlds"last week,and indeed we had a great time with this movie. It is more than just an alien invasion.Alien invasion might not be a new idea but how it is portrayed makes it more interesting. The doomsday of Human kind is such a fearsome and appalling idea, and this is what I think the core of it.How people panicked when face in such situation. The emergent bahaviour of human when face in such circumstances. The portrayal of survival is just so towering..that even if it means casting someone's life.The other most important point that i've got from this movie is a reminder of how important is the purpose and intention on anything we do.Just like in the movie..the aliens only purpose is the destruction of Human Kind..and therefore it never succeeded. Personally i like the might not be a movie that i've got to watch many times but...i should say it is worth my time watching it!

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