la guerre des mondes is a hollywood film inspired by a novel written by Herbert George Wells of the same name. in this interpretation however, the politics of the invasion (which had made the original story) takes a backseat, and focuses more on the fathers relationship with his son and daughter.
ray ferrier (tom cruise) has joint custody of his children, rachel (dakota fanning) and robbie (justin chatwin). he lives like a bachelor which inferences how his relationship with the mary ann the mother (miranda otto) ended. the movie starts with an ordinary weekend when mary ann drops off the kids.
why cant the film just settle for plain organisms and planet toxicity. why introduce god? to blaspheme no less than the author himself HG Wells who is a reknowned atheist. better yet. buy the book and read the real story.
there have been numerous works inspired by this story and it would be great to speculate how filipinoes would react to the invasion.
the special effects (sounds and graphics) were superb and expected from a hollywood film.
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars **
for special effects