Good film Enjoyed this, certainly deserves better than 5.4/10. so i'll give it a 7.3/10, maimly for the special effects, still don't see why Cruise is so big, must be The Church looking after him. Monty8:07pm Wed 15 Aug
Nothing Wrong With This Movie It's all in the title. Yaspaa8:17pm Sun 18 Mar
i know a crap film when i see one this is one such film. ava laff2:36pm Thu 22 Sep
A Reasonable Effort Most of the comments here are by people who are incapable of assessing a Tom Cruise performance or film objectively, disregarding his views about religion. This is far better than the atrocious 1953 version because it stays fairly close to the story (well, Tripods for a start)in spite of the inevitable Americanising. The Tim Robbins character is a blend of the minister and the soldier. He was never going to fight back; that was the whole point. John Stuart Guthrie4:29pm Wed 21 Sep
Spielberg's Worst ever Film Spielberg is a great director, but he really messed up here. Terrible film around, but that girl, I mean, you just wished she'd get swashed right from the start. Sado3:15pm Mon 27 Dec
Screaming and out of tune singing The whole film is ruined by Dakota Fannings high pitched hysterical screaming, and Tom Cruise attempting to sing the US National Anthem, is a cringing joke,which tries to link to 'Born on the 4th of July' - Just Horrible.
Great Film otherwise. I really enjoyed it. The Tripods are fantastic. Ranjo6:34pm Christmas Eve
Curiously poor Weak film with the low point being the 'hero' deciding to kill Tim Robbins who finds the courage to fight back against the invading Martians. Cakeman5:47pm Christmas Eve
Look up what went on during this movie Tom and his gestapo (cult of scientology goons) insisted on changes to practically everything, yes this mob like cult really made this movie. I urge you not to believe me but to look it up for yourself. Expect us7:55pm Sun 16 May
The Worst of the World’s Cinema SS & TC at ‘their’ best. i.e. Mediocre to the rest of the cinema world. They should hang their heads in shame, wasting time & money on this ‘take the money and run’ tosh. Have an early night instead, you’ll only be disappointed. Quality Cinema Fan11:41am Sun 16 May
Cruz I tried scientology but it didn't agree with my irritable bowels. Perhaps it would have been easier if I was shorter. proctologist9:13pm Fri 8 Jan
... Would be so much better without tom cruise or if his character died in the film ...8:43pm Fri 8 Jan
amazing i cant believe they jumped in and pushed the little girl in :( its not really fair but it is a really good film fred 10:01pm Sat 2 Jan
Poor Poor version of this classic tale. Never really gets going. Cruise is his usual self. Poinsy9:45pm Sat 2 Jan
the musical? oh, i guess you mean the album by jeff wayne. well i am hung up about THE BOOK. maybe you have heard of a guy called h. g. wells? he must have rolled right over in his grave while this was being made. the '53 modernization/adaption was a great film, this wasn't. they might as well have had he-man fighting the martians! sorrybutimgladimnotyouguys9:30pm Sat 2 Jan
good i have watched this before lala228:15pm Sat 2 Jan
that screaming kid should have got it in the first few secconds of the film. east is best7:47pm Sat 2 Jan
Worst Spielberg Ever God this film was so bad that Spielberg must regret doing it. True Blue4:40pm New Years Day
War Of The Worlds It's not war of the worlds it's just a film with Tom Cruise in it! Poxymouse10:52pm Fri 21 Aug
not great The kind of sci-fi film i like but tom cruise is terrible. how does he get work. It feels like cruise is reading lines of page ever time he speaks. me 10:14pm Fri 21 Aug
Wow That kid has to be one of the most annoying characters in a film i've ever seen. myself9:50pm Fri 21 Aug
Decent A decent retelling that gives a 'modern-day' slant.
Believable characters and strong special effects.
Worth a watch as long as you aren't hung up on the musical, the original 50's retelling, or the excellent book it was loosely based on. The Orson Welles radio adaptation is a classic and worth hunting down on the internet.
Give it a go it's really not as bad as people try and make out. Remember it was never intended to be a faithful telling of the book, it is a re-imagining and as such a very good sci-fi flick. Wolf7:25pm Fri 21 Aug
Worst film I've ever seen Awful awful awful Me7:17pm Fri 21 Aug
Pants Should have stuck to the blueprints and made it in WOKING. Spanika6:30pm Fri 21 Aug
Horrible Unforgivable of auntie to purchase this. Star is a pathetic joke. Horrible. Utterly horrible. HG8:32am Fri 21 Aug
Many Wrongs.. I think its a good film but then again i don't waste my time going to the cinema or my money buying DVD's. it used to take a lot longer for movies to get on the telly..
Bring it on Stevo!! Shadey Nostradamus8:23pm Sat 24 Jan
Poor Worst Spielberg film ever. Bob5:07pm Sat 24 Jan
meh Tom I'm very disappointed in all your couch jumping and ranting. You require auditing. Lord Xenu7:44pm Wed 21 Jan
douchebags hi and welcome to douchebags peter griffin9:06pm Sun 27 Jul
p.s. By the way, the film is okay, defintely benefits from a home cinema system. However the ending, though similar to the book's, just doesn't really suit a blockbuster film, it falls a bit flat. DryIce7:49pm Sun 27 Jul
The Irony! Oh Mr Lucas. Presumably you have not read the book, or if you have then don't recall the words from the first chapter that also feature in the music? '"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one," he said.'
I can only hope that your comments, like Geoff's, were said in jest! DryIce7:47pm Sun 27 Jul
Literacy Literacy is a sought after commodity. There are namely those amongst us who are so pitifully illiterate it's not funny. Such as the esteemed Geoff Wayne. This movie is based on a classic book by HG Wells. Perhaps you know what books are? It was also the subject of a famous adaptation by Orson Welles. (Different spelling, no relation.) But then again you'd know that if you were literate, wouldn't you? Or did you seriously think Spielberg would make a movie as dumb as your illiterate comments? G Lucas6:02pm Sun 27 Jul
Please stop screaming... :S Doog4:50pm Sun 27 Jul
How far fetched is this? The chances of anything coming from Mars must be, well, a million to one Geoff Wayne3:27pm Sun 27 Jul
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