The War of the Worlds
Science Fiction • PG • 1953 • 1 hr 25 min
A classic. The effects, while being unconvincing, look very cool. If you already know the story you probably won’t enjoy it as much
Probably still the best adaptation on screen to date though I'd rate a couple of audio/radio versions higher.
One of the all time great Sci-Fi film classics
Really ahead of its time with respect to its special effects, it is sort of a poor adaptation of the book itself unfortunately
A science fiction classic and a necessary watch for any H. G. Wells fan.
Faithful adaptation but could have been better
Too dated and artificial. The remake has a lot more heart and soul than this.
The visual effects for this moving were utterly groundbreaking. Sadly, it is lacking in just about every other way. Very clichéd and dated.
Not a very feel good movie. Pretty hopeless. But the effects were pretty impressive for the time released.
Perfectly encapsulates the period’s sense of paranoia and fear, but the film lacks pulsating drama and urgency, which it crucially relies on
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