War of the Worlds

James Douglas
June 30, 2005

Lightning never strikes in the same place twice. Or does it? George Orwells visionary 1898 sci-fi novel has had many incarnation famously on radio by Orson Welles, on film in 1953, and on TV and in comics- and now in Steven Spielbergs contemporary American version with man of the moment megastar Tom Cruise. Orwells attacking martians have mutated into generic aliens, names and characters have been changed, plot points modified and special effects tuned to new heights of technological perfection, but that still leaves the original horror premise of an invasion of the Earth by malevolent beings whose technology has the better of we earthlings. A must see scarey summer blockbuster from the unstoppable Spielberg- recently voted Best Director of All Time by readers of Empire Magazine.

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