War of the Worlds (2005) – 7 out of 10
Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: PG 13
Run Time: 119 min
Year Released: 2005
Synopsis: Based on the H.G. Wells novel War of the Worlds written in 1898, this modern adaptation of Wells vision of a martian invasion of Earth comes to life.
Score: 7 out of 10.
Cruise’s character is not likable from the beginning making this film very difficult to get emotionally involved in. The scary parts fall short and the special effects don’t live up to expectations. The only satisfying experience about this movie is that Spielberg captures the feel of a 50’s style Sci-Fi film and blends it nicely with modern day movie technology to create something of a nostalgic feel for the movie.