Friday, July 01, 2005

For all the hooplah that's spread across the news faster than herpes about Tom Cruise amidst the release of War of The Worlds, I have to say that it didn't stop me from going to see it.

Speilberg's War of The Worlds is beautifully executed and hauntingly believable. The usage of sound is particularly amazing throughout the whole movie as it builds tension and breaks the peace randomly. From the subtly soft sounds of lullabies to the electro-synthesized crushing, zaps, and zings, the movies pulls you in. Dakota Fanning's stellar acting is engaging. Her talents pull you in so that you fully empathize with her and the situation around her. Cruise also does an amazing job playing a dead-beat Dad who, in the wake of the catastrophic events, manages to remain strong for his family.

The special effects were glitzy, but not over the top. Thanks to the usage of different scenes and shading and lighting, the effects come off realistic enough to make the movie even more believable. The story/plot of the movie is just as interesting, but I don't want to spoil it for you. Let's just say that Speilberg was innovative and creative with how the aliens plotted our demise. ;)


Bree said...

hahah I'm seeing it with Hillary tomorrow night. Hopefully it will suspend belief long enough for me to forget that I really don't like Tom Cruise right now. XD

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