*** Official WAR OF THE WORLDS Discussion Thread

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  1. Fred Bang

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    Couple of reviews over at AICN, by the way. Harry says its the best movie he's seen this year, and Moriaty's extremely positive also.
     
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    Reviews up at AICN and of course they flipped for it.
     
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    Just came from seeing it tonight. Thought it was alright but nothing special. Definetly wasn't a fun film or adventure film and that kid in the movie crying throughout annoyed me. The effects were brilliant, though the ending was a bit abrupt. Oh well your milage may vary.
     
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    I wasn't sure they would. They've disliked the past couple of "sci-fi" Spielberg movies.
     
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    Rotten Tomatoes
    Good reviews across the board.
    I don't like Cruise's behavior lately, but I'll still see the movie.
     
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    I like Ebert a lot and often agree with him, but this is one of those bizarre reviews where he seems hung up on minutiae. In this case, it's the "impracticality of tripods." Although I haven't seen the movie yet, I think he might've missed the big picture here...
     
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    I agree with what most of Ebert said after watching the film. Guess I'm in the minority [​IMG]
     
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    Every other week we have a thread discussion about another one of Ebert's questionable reviews. IMO in the last year he has gone from unreliable to reliably opposite of what everyone else thinks. I have gone from not using him to almost going with exactly the opposite of what he says.
     
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    This thread is now designated the Official Discussion Thread for "War of the Worlds" please, post all comments, links to outside reviews, film and box office discussion items to this thread.

    All HTF member film reviews of "War of the Worlds" should be posted to the Official Review Thread.

    Thank you for your consideration in this matter.


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    4.5 out of 5 stars.

    I think he liked War Of The Worlds quite a bit![​IMG]
     
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    Didn't look like you did after his 4-star review of Batman Begins. [​IMG]

    ~Edwin
     
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    The annoying thing about Ebert's reviews are, as mentioned, when he focuses on little things (like the Tripods) or when he compares a movie like WAR OF THE WORLDS unfavorably to a movie like THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.
     
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    According to what I read on another forum the rationale behind Ebert's review can be found on his Jurassic Park review:


    (emphasis added)
     
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    and I couldn't agree more.
     
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    The thing is, we don't live in an "E.T." sorta world anymore, and Spielberg knows this. I have to give it to the man that he isn't living on past glories by simply retreading silly little aliens that go "OW!" Now, I just hope Tom can keep his moouth shut until after I go watch this movie![​IMG]
     
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    Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times's Kenneth Turan raved over the film in this morning's edition.
     

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