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H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds

R| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Astronomer George Herbert (C. Thomas Howell) is assigned to investigate reports of strange meteors crashing into earth near New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. As the meteors land, enormous multi-limbed metal creatures disembark and begin destroying everything and everyone in their path with heat-ray guns. Amidst the apocalyptic destruction, Herbert teams with a soldier (Andy Lauer) and a pastor (Rhett Giles) on his journey into Washington to reunite with his family.

Cast: C. Thomas Howell , Rhett Giles , Andy Lauer , Tinarie Van Wyk-Loots , Jake Busey , Peter Greene , Dash Howell , Kim Little

Director: David Michael Latt

Genres: Science fiction

H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds (2005)

Release Date: January 1st, 2005|1 hr. 37 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • It's those dark visions of destruction that stick, even when Spielberg pushes the script to an unlikely happy ending. Great foreplay, failed orgasm. show more

  • It is, simply, the alienation-invasion movie to beat all alien-invasion movies: meticulously detailed and expertly paced and photographed, with sights so spectacular and terrible that viewers will have to consciously remind themselves to close their mouths when their jaws drop open. show more

  • With this genuinely big entertainment, powered by a beating heart, Steven Spielberg has put the summer back in summer movies. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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