War of the Worlds

Andrew Stephens, Monday the 12th of April, 2010 in Films, Science Fiction

The This post was automatically imported from my old sandfly.net.nz blog. It may look a little weird since it was not originally written for this format. War of the Worldswarning, site features music and Richard Burton stage show is is coming to Auckland at the end of the month. I am of course going, since it combines 4 of my favorite things: analogue synth-cheese, giant alien robots, large string sections and holographs. On paper, it should be an awesome show.

On a related note, I thought the recent remake of War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise was fairly average. Sure it looked good, but the story was pretty unengaging. Perhaps the original book doesn't really lend itself to an action movie, the protagonist spends the whole plot running away from invincible creatures who die off by themselves just as all hope seems lost. Anyway, while grubbing around on YouTube, I found a clip of the best part: