War Of The Worlds (2005) (Dvd) (Ws)

Starring Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Tom Cruise
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Universal Studios Home Video | June 9, 2006 | DVD

War Of The Worlds (2005) (Dvd) (Ws) is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
An earth-shattering adventure that both "rivets and amazes" (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune), War of the Worlds reunites superstar Tom Cruise and Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg for one of the most awe-inspiring cinematic experiences of all time!

A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells’ classic, the sci-fi thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family. Fleeing from an extraterrestrial army of killer Tripods that annihilate everything in their path, Ray Ferrier (Cruise) races to keep his family safe. War of the Worlds is an action packed adventure that explodes with spectacular special effects!

Video Release: June 9, 2006

Runtime: 117

Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 678149439229

Found in: Action / Adventure, General

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Action packed This movie was excellent. It was action packed and was about a family trying to get away from the tripods and the hard times they had trying to do it.
Date published: 2008-01-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Tale Suffered for the Americanization Although the movie has “tripods,” the “red weed,” and to some extent, the “farming,” this movie version of ‘The War of the Worlds’ has little to do with the original tale. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, the changes are typical Hollywood brush-strokes: Instead of a married man trying to get back to his wife, we have a divorced dad trying to get his two children back to the care of his ex-wife (for what almost seems like selfish reasons: he comes across as merely overwhelmed at having to take care of them); the curate has been removed, replaced by an amalgamated character based loosely upon the Artilleryman; The ‘Thunderchild’ is replaced with a ferry, and so on. The main character of the tale is a typical Tom Cruise casting – the guy so much better at what he does than everyone else (“No one can stack that many crates but you,”) - and the whole movie sort of falls a little flat. While it was a good catastrophe tale, I found myself more frustrated with than worried for the characters, and in particular, the son character made me grit my teeth hoping he’d just hurry up and get caught. All in all? A passable movie, but by no means did it capture the humility mixed with horror of the original tale.
Date published: 2006-08-17

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War Of The Worlds (2005) (Dvd) (Ws)

War Of The Worlds (2005) (Dvd) (Ws)

Starring Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Tom Cruise
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Video Release: June 9, 2006

Runtime: 117

Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 678149439229


Edition Description
  • Closed Captioned
  • Color
  • Runtime: 117 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English