June 13, 2016
Today’s Movie Retrospective will be on the 2005 remake of War of the Worlds.
War of the Worlds (2005) is a mild popcorn muncher. It didn’t really thrill me. And then there is the ending. Microbes destroying the threat. I can see it driving off the invaders, but killing them outright? The life-support designer on Mars needs to be fired for letting that stuff through.
Tom Cruise is passable, but mostly bland and forgettable. He’s not jumping-on-the-couch memorable here, but he’s also not jumping-on-the-couch crazy either.
Dakota Fanning works well. Kind of bland, but not as annoying as most child actors.
The movie was released in Japan a couple of weeks earlier than in the USA.