Watched War of the Worlds yesterday. Impressions just after watching the movie:
Impressions after sleeping over it:
- I expected more good, mindless fighting.
- The “human” touches were often incongruous.
- The ending scene was improbable, illogical, AND sucked.
- Some scenes wont make sense unless you’ve read the book.
Ok, so I’m being very critical here; but this is a Spielberg movie with Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning in it, so it’s perfectly alright for me to have very high expectations, which Spielberg met in only in a few scenes (for example the one involving the car).
Final verdict: Go watch the movie, but leave your expectations outside the theatre please.