War of the worlds
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An ordinary man has to protect his children against alien invaders in this science fiction thriller, freely adapted from the classic story by H.G. Wells. Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a dockworker living in New Jersey, divorced from his first wife Mary Ann (Miranda Otto) and estranged from his two children Rachel and Robbie (Dakota Fanning and Justin Chatwin), of whom he has custody on weekends. On one such visitation, looking after the kids becomes a little more difficult when, after a series of strange lighting storms hit his neighborhood, Ray discovers that a fleet of death-ray robotic spaceships have emerged nearby, part of the first wave of an all-out alien invasion of the Earth. Transporting his children from New York to Boston in an attempt to find safety at Mary Ann's parents' house, Ray must learn to become the protector and provider he never was in marriage. Also starring Tim Robbins, War of the Worlds was directed by Steven Spielberg, who had been planning the project for years, but set it aside until a wave of "alien invasion" films (led by Independence Day) had run its course. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
An earth-shattering adventure that both "rivets and amazes" (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune), War of the Worlds reunites superstar Tom Cruise and Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg for one of the most awe-inspiring cinematic experiences of all time! A contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells' classic, the sci-fi thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family. Fleeing from an extraterrestrial army of killer Tripods that annihilate everything in their path, Ray Ferrier (Cruise) races to keep his family safe. War of the Worlds is an action packed adventure that explodes with spectacular special effects!
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Father and child -- New Jersey -- Drama.
Survival -- Drama.
Science fiction films.
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|Publisher|| Universal City, CA :DreamWorks Pictures,2005
|Other Titles|| War of the worlds.
Cruise, Tom, 1962-
Fanning, Dakota, 1994-
Robbins, Tim, 1958-
Williams, John, 1932-
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. War of the worlds.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Amblin Entertainment (Firm)
Cruise/Wagner Productions (Firm)
DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto, Tim Robbins, Rick Gonzalez, Yul Vazquez.
Director of photography, Janusz Kaminski ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, John Williams.
Rated PG-13; for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing images.
English or French language tracks, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Based on the novel by H.G. Wells.
Special feature: Designing the enemy: tripods and aliens.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; dual layer; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0, DTS 5.1 digital surround.
1 videodisc (approximately 117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.