War of the Worlds

I'm a little torn on how to rate this one. The problem is that, in any of it's incarnations, War of the Worlds is not a very good story. It's essentially all about an idea, so, as Juliette so aptly pointed out to me, it winds up playing like a disaster movie and suffers from all of the problems intrinsic to that genre. Still, as short as it was on plot, it was still very successful at maintaining a high energy level and feeling of suspense. I even managed not to hate Tom Cruise very much, which is a pretty huge accomplishment in and of itself. I suppose I will grudgingly give it a third star as a very good example of a film type I don't particularly care for.

Viewed: 6/30/2005 | Released: 6/22/2005 | Score: B

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