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War of the Worlds (2005)

Updated: Jun 22

PG-13 | 1h 56min | 7/10 #action #adventure #scifi

Parental Rating: PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned – some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.)


 
 

➱ STORYLINE:

War of the Worlds (2005) is a science fiction action film that follows Ray Ferrier, a dockworker and estranged father, who must protect his children when an alien invasion threatens Earth. As massive tripod machines wreak havoc, Ray and his children embark on a perilous journey to reunite with their family. The film captures their struggle for survival amidst the chaos and destruction brought by the extraterrestrial invaders.


➱ STAFF REVIEW:

War of the Worlds (2005), directed by Steven Spielberg, is a thrilling adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic novel. Tom Cruise delivers a gripping performance as Ray Ferrier, portraying both the character's desperation and determination. The film's stunning visual effects and intense action sequences create a sense of urgency and fear that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Spielberg's direction, combined with John Williams' evocative score, enhances the film's emotional and dramatic impact. *War of the Worlds* is a compelling and visually spectacular sci-fi thriller that successfully modernizes a timeless tale.


➱ CREDITS:

Director:

- Steven Spielberg

Writer:

- Josh Friedman

- David Koepp

Based on:

- The novel "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells

Starring:

- Tom Cruise as Ray Ferrier

- Dakota Fanning as Rachel Ferrier

- Justin Chatwin as Robbie Ferrier

- Miranda Otto as Mary Ann

- Tim Robbins as Harlan Ogilvy

Produced by:

- Kathleen Kennedy

- Colin Wilson

Cinematography: Janusz Kamiński

Edited by: Michael Kahn

Music by: John Williams

Production Company:

- Paramount Pictures

- DreamWorks Pictures

- Amblin Entertainment

- Cruise/Wagner Productions

Distributed by:

- Paramount Pictures

Release date: June 29, 2005

Run Time: 1h 56min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: $132 million

Box office: $603.9 million


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