A Robot Outlaw Movie Review

War of the Worlds 2005

War of the Worlds 2005 directed by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Cruise as a single dad trying to save his family during an alien invasion. Based on the HG Wells novel War of the Worlds published 1898. The movie does a good job of retelling the story with a modern take, and stays true to the themes and ideas presented in the book written over a hundred years before the movie.

War of the Worlds 2005 Movie Poster

Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating: PG 13

Run Time: 119 min

Year Released: 2005

Synopsis: Based on the H.G. Wells novel War of the Worlds written in 1898, this modern adaptation of Wells vision of a martian invasion of Earth comes to life.

Our Rating: 6 out of 10. Cruise’s character is not likable from the beginning making this film very difficult to get emotionally involved in. The scary parts fall short and the special effects don’t live up to expectations. The only satisfying experience about this movie is that Spielberg captures the feel of a 50’s style Sci-Fi film and blends it nicely with modern day movie technology to create something of a nostalgic feel for the movie.