- War of the World Sun 9pm
What a load of shite! I never thought they might get spilt up. Lucky they knew where to meet in case they got split up!
They can finish a sentence in few seconds but they dragged on and on and on … FFS! 😡
I enjoyed when he climbed of a whole house that had been piled up on him.
That is another stupid scene as he should be half dead or dead. 😡Posted 2 months agomartinhutchMember
I wasn’t expecting much, giving how little publicity I had seen about this, and I wasn’t disappointed.
To be fair, the chances of anything positive coming from Richmars, was a million to one, they said.
I thought it was a bit poor in comparison to what preceded it.Posted 2 months ago
The end scenes suggests that doesn’t go too well.
How hard can it be to meet at the same place unless his brain was fried but that did not happen …
How can he got lost in those days? FFS!
They might all have a cup of tea … tea sir? Tea Madam?
Still, it’s only telly.
Yes, but at least take some effort to create something “realistic” …Posted 2 months ago
Yes, but at least take some effort to create something “realistic”
They should definitely have got real tripod alien spaceships from Mars to play the baddies, not those CGI ones 🤣
I’m not disagreeing with your sentiment though, or opinion on Ms. Tomlinson.
Could alway watch IACGMOOH.Posted 2 months agosomewhatslightlydazedMember
Also, what was all that about the bloke trying to get a divorce? Is that in the book?
H.G. Wells is one of my favourite authors.
There are characters like those two in some of Well’s other books (the non science fiction ones) – but I doubt the script writers bothered to read any of his other stuff. I suppose they thought they were being clever and “woke” rather than referencing well known 1900s/10s/20’s social commentary.
I quite liked Robert Carlyle as a gay Ogilvy
But the Martian invasion bit just doesn’t feel right, and those flash-forwards wiht the re-head wondering around in a red landscape just don’t work.
And bodies floating down the Thames past Parliament – they would all get caught up in the locks and weirs up-stream.Posted 2 months agobikebouySubscriber
It reminded me of a Series in the same vein as Dr Who.. but for teenagers instead of children as the target audience.
Theres plenty the BBC could do to relive a story, theres tomes written of fabulous tales of adventure and intrigue .. but Nope, they re-has a badly written version of a story and put on at the same time Tom Cruise is doing the real thing over on Sky Movies…Posted 2 months agoDrJMember
Sometimes think I live in a parallel universe when it comes to TV and films. We watched the first episode of Dark Materials and soundlessly agreed that it was crap and we wouldn’t watch any more. WOTW was not great, but it was not intended as a direct interpretation of the book, and why should it be?
(Tom Cruise? Don’t make me laugh !!)Posted 2 months agostevextcMember
WOTW was not great, but it was not intended as a direct interpretation of the book, and why should it be?
Ummm, cos they stole the name?
What next? A book based on the film ?
Yes, but at least take some effort to create something “realistic” …
The original radio show did that….. turned out not to be that good a thing 😀Posted 2 months agonickcSubscriber
How hard can it be to take a simple, beloved, classic story and just film it?
Because (if you’ve ever read the book) you’d understand why. It’s told in two parts by a narrator (unnamed) and his brother (also unnamed) as a sort of historical report. It works well as a book..not a great basis for a film. So every film version is made so the action is contemporaneous. The Spielberg version actually sticks pretty close to the book, It makes a few character changes (the curate and soldier become one person, and the narrator’s brother becomes his son) but the actions of those characters are pretty much in line with the book. Even the happy ending which many criticise incorrectly as Hollywood affectation when it’s actually the end of the book.
For those criticising the love story aspect…That is the whole effing point of the book, the narrator’s struggles to find out what’s happened to his wife, his suicide attempt when he thinks all is lost, and final realisation that the Martians have succumbed, and fantastically reuniting with his wife at the end. It is a love story!Posted 2 months ago
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