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  • War of the Worlds – any good?
  • Premier Icon singletracksurfer
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    is it worth watching tonight?

    Premier Icon rich-6
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    I think so, got it on the Doovde

    Premier Icon Zedsdead
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    yep

    Premier Icon matthewjb
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    I liked it despite the presence of Cruise

    Premier Icon neverfastenuff
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    To be honest, Ireally preferred the original, the recent re-creation is more about the spec effects..

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    ‘s alright. Not brilliant, but alright.

    Then again, I’m a huge fan of the Jeff Wayne version, if only for Richard Burton’s voice.

    Premier Icon bonzodog
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    I think the first half is tremendous, then it gets daft.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Easy to watch sc-fi action film.

    Premier Icon singletracksurfer
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    ah ok I’ll give it a go.

    thanks.

    Premier Icon flyingmonkeycorps
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    I thought it was really, really awful.

    Premier Icon piedidiformaggio
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    1st half was OK with some good effects

    The 2nd half just petered out

    Premier Icon sometimerider
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    I second flyingmonkeycorps. I thought it was terrible.

    Premier Icon Trustyrusty
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    Edited highlights here, clicky

    Premier Icon dobo
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    the original is way better, the new one really is a let down
    i’d love a forbiden planet remake buy they would probably cast it with keanu and **** it up too

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Not bad, bears some resemblance to the book. (about all you can ask from Hollywood)

    Premier Icon aleigh
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    it was rubbish imo

    Premier Icon nukeproof
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    Thought it was alright.

    the recent re-creation is more about the spec effects..

    IMHO its a sci-fi movie so I expect special effects and, being a ‘Hollywood blockbuster’, I expect them to be good quality. I’ve seen the original but the special effects are obviously now dated so I don’t find it as watchable and both follow the same basic plot.

    Premier Icon Kiril
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    shocking american version. Girl screams all of the way through.

    listen to the album instead!

    Premier Icon nickc
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    How many of you have read the book?

    Premier Icon matthewjb
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    i’d love a forbiden planet remake buy they would probably cast it with keanu and **** it up too

    Well the original survived having Leslie Nielsen in it so it wouldn’t necessarily be a disaster.

    Premier Icon pennine
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    I’ve read the book (about 40 years ago mind)

    The original stars were Gene Barry & Ann Robinson. The film not the radio broadcast.

    Premier Icon HoratioHufnagel
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    i thought the spcial effects were great, and the general look and style of the film, and the broken family storyline superimposed over the top is just about bearable until the stupid hollywood ending.

    Has anyone seen the Jeff Wayne musical version? Its on at the o2 arena and looks great, tempted to get tickets!

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    I’ve read the book and it’s superb. Skip the film and get back to the original medium; much, much better.

    Premier Icon chewkw
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    I like the Black & White version … more relax I guess.

    🙂

    Premier Icon Ewan
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    In the book the aliens land at the bottom of my road (Horsel Common, Woking). Was most disappointed when they didn’t in the film
    😕

    Premier Icon pennine
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    Thought I had the book somewhere

    The latest film follows the tripod theme unlike the 1953 version. However, special effects apart, the 53 version gets my vote.

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