review - War of the Worlds
War of the Worlds
2.5 / 5
Spielberg captured a sense of shock and awe at the beginning, but the film ended up with a very anti-climatic ending.
There are genuine moments when I felt myself gripping my seat, however. Dakota Fanny was Lisa Simpson in the flesh. Too bad they didn't shove a kovbasa in her cake hole during all those annoying screaming scenes. Cruise wasn't a hero so much as he was one of lucky ones who didn't get vapourized, and he and his kids magically knew how to swim well. All those lessons at the Y paid off.
The aliens have all this sophisticated technology but they don't have motion or infrared sensors on their snake-like probes. Sure.
Save the world films are usually crap and this was no exception. This is another reason why Hollywood is having a bad year at the box office.