In this remake the main character is Tom Cruise whom plays as Ray Ferrier, a dock worker, whom has his two kids staying with him. He barely escapes the horror that bestows upon him and everyone else, and so it’s up to Ray to protect his two kids from the attacking aliens and get up to Boston before one of his kids gets killed by one of the large tripod machines which appear pretty much everywhere! And so, there are many views and opinions about this movie and here are the three main ideas of why I like it.
First off, the acting was good. Perhaps it was good because it was Tom Cruise as the main character. He is a person with lots of movie experience. Before this movie was created he had been in many other movies that also became big hits. The other characters were good actors also. They really knew what they had to do and did it. There were no slips in the movie where it seemed like they were about to mess up or something like that.
The next best thing in the movie was the good story line. It stayed on a steady course and didn’t ever stray to far off of it. So it stayed constant making sure that everything happened in a good order and made sense. I was never lost wondering what had just happened. The story also flowed at a good speed. It wasn’t one thing after another, after another, making you confused. It also wasn’t so slow that the movie got boring. Instead it was at a perfect speed, keeping the watcher watching, and wanting more. So the story line was really good also.
The number one thing that I really liked about the movie was the use of graphics. The computer made graphics were incredible. The graphics of this movie were close to the best I had ever seen, so that made me really like this movie also. The best computer made graphic in the entire movie has to be towards the beginning when the aliens first start to attack. They turn the people into ash. The ash is created using a computer, which is incredible. It most likely takes a lot of talent to create that visual for the movie. So the graphics was what really made me like the movie, they were the best.
As much as I liked this movie I could not believe that someone would actually not like it, even though it is a remake. True the story line does start out in a much more modernized time in the remake, but that alone makes this movie so much better. The kids being born right now will not look back and say that the old version of War of the worlds was better. Instead they will say, “old version, there’s an old version.” The kids being born now will be watching the new movies, not the old ones. So with it being more modernized, that means that it will last longer, and will still be watched by people in the future. The remake might be different from the book, but the book is old, and goes more with the old movie instead of this new one. Perhaps this new movie should have a book of its own. In my opinion, the old movie has a book about it. This new movie has no book about it. The use of large known actors in this movie makes it that much better. If new unknown actors would have been used this movie would have been a disaster and would have ended up being a horrible remake. So using the big actors is actually good. Perhaps these thoughts have convinced you that the movie is good.
This movie was incredible. I definitely will be watching it again in the future. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who is looking for a movie with extremely good computer graphics, or are just looking for a good movie to watch. This movie is worth spending some money on to see it, whether that be in a theater or buying the movie from a store. I highly recommend buying it and adding it to your movie collection.