WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005) SEVEN, 8.30PM, M, SCI-FI

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Us­ing the clas­sic H.G. Wells novel as a launch pad, and re­tool­ing it for 21st-cen­tury Amer­ica, Steven Spiel­berg re­places the benev­o­lent na­ture of his pre­vi­ous alien­themed works to present a gloomy tale of in­ter­galac­tic nas­ties that de­clare war on our planet. Caught in the cross­fire is Ray Fer­rier (Tom Cruise), a work­ing-class New Jersey dad thrust into a quest for sur­vival. Filled with ed­geof-the-seat ac­tion, cut­tingedge ef­fects (nat­u­rally) and a fine sup­port­ing cast (Mi­randa Otto, Dakota Fan­ning and Tim Rob­bins), Spiel­berg trains his death ray on lesser alien­in­va­sion flicks and blows them away. ★★★★

Un­der at­tack: Dakota Fan­ning and Tom Cruise in WarOfTheWorlds.

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