#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – An ordinary man has to protect his children against alien invaders in this science fiction action film freely adapted from the classic story by H.G. Wells. Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a dockworker living in New Jersey, divorced from his first wife Mary Ann (Miranda Otto) and estranged from his two children Rachel and Robbie (Dakota Fanning and Justin Chatwin), of whom he has custody on weekends. On one such visitation, looking after the kids becomes a little more difficult when, after a series of strange lighting storms hit his neighborhood, Ray discovers that a fleet of death-ray robotic spaceships have emerged nearby, part of the first wave of an all-out alien invasion of the Earth. Transporting his children from New York to Boston in an attempt to find safety at Mary Ann’s parents’ house, Ray must learn to become the protector and provider he never was in marriage.
Plot: Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.
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First time seeing this in 15 years and lame plot, annoying characters (both kids got on my nerves) and a protagonist who just runs around, as Tom Cruise does so well, but has zero impact on the end game which was… bacteria. Yeah, this was just as dumb today as it was back then. At least the visual effects and sound design still holds up. **2.5/5**
I enjoyed this entry into the HG Wells film library. The special effects are great (to this amateur anyway) and the acting and action more than adequate. Plus it stays near enough to the sci-fi genius of the author to satisfy the fans of the classic novel. I will say that I got a little tired of the son acting like such a teenager, but he and the Tom Cruise character both show some character growth by the end of the film. Tom is one of those actors who seems to be playing himself a lot, but I suspect there is a lot more work to it than that. I’m not sure Dustin Hoffman would have gotten his Academy Award for Rain Man if he had played off a lesser actor than Cruise.
I think there are a couple of scenes the movie could have done without, such as in the cellar with Cruise, his daughter and the man who lived there. It slowed the story down, changed the tenor of the drama, and didn’t add a lot, in my view. But it is what it is and overall I found War of the Worlds to be entertaining. Good science fiction movies can be hard to find.
This is a Good Remake…See it for what is is
My Lord…We go out of our way to hate Tom Cruise because he’s fallen in love with a younger, attractive, successful actress and lets the world know about it… We disagree with his religious principals and think he’s a nut… We’re jealous because he’s 40 something, wealthy, and on top of the world… So let’s vote this film Worst of 2005…I don’t think so…
This is an exciting, scary, action-packed film… Cruise’s performance as a dead-beat dad who gets it together was not over the top; had he made this film 10 or 15 years ago it no doubt would have been received very differently. This is Science-Fiction/Horror/Fantasy at its best and an original spin on classic material. Orson Welles would have been proud of this effort; Every important point in his original radio play in 1938 is addressed here and a truly stark film showing Man at the mercy of Martians is what we have. Excellent special effects also! Bravo! I suppose Cruise’s upcoming Mission Impossible III will be voted Worst of 2006…
Lightning Strikes Twice
Get ready for a wild ride with the Steven Spielberg “DreamWorks” production team, in this high quality revision of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds”. For this invasion, the story has been updated to focus on the family changes which have become most dominant over the decades since the successful 1953 version. So, the central figure, Tom Cruise (as Ray Ferrier), is not a doctor, but a more ordinary New Jersey dock worker. And, the lead character played by Mr. Cruise is made much more interesting by the fact that he is a divorced man, who is somewhat estranged from his children . Instead of the expected “hot romance”, you have the drama unfolding around the bonding of Cruise and his children.
Of course, a lot of disbelief suspension is required, especially in this type of film; but, the updated situation is refreshing, and believable. When the film begins, Cruise’s ex-wife drops off the couple’s two children while she goes off to spend some time with her new husband, and parents, in Boston. The children are played well, by Justin Chatwin (Robbie Ferrier) and Dakota Fanning (Rachel Ferrier). There is a point (foreshadowed twice) where Mr. Chatwin leaves the action; it seems like a flaw in the storytelling; but, it does work out quite well. The “son” is replaced by Tim Robbins (as Harlan Ogilvy), in some scenes which would not have worked with the original threesome.
Cruise deserves some particular praise, for his performance. He is especially good after suffering a loss, then taking refuge in Mr. Robbins’ basement; observe his fight to overcome madness, and protect his daughter, in the bowels of the Earth. Cruise’s tearful rendition of “Little Deuce Coupe” is one of the film’s most memorable moments; and, it involves no observable “special effect”. The alien “special effects” are fantastic. John Williams is outstanding. Reserving comments on minor difficulties which would reveal too much; (except, the narration was unnecessary); the “War of the Worlds” is excellent entertainment.
******** War of the Worlds (6/13/05) Steven Spielberg ~ Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Tim Robbins
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Steven Spielberg
Writer Josh Friedman, David Koepp, H.G. Wells
Actors Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 3 Oscars. 16 wins & 49 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby, SDDS, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279, Fuji Super F-250T 8552, Super F-250D 8562, Reala 500D 8592)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2020 remaster), Dolby Vision, Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)