History Film / TheWarOfTheWorlds

20th Jan '17 9:02:18 PM Lanes17B
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ApocalypseAnarchy: While driving to a lab in the mountains, looters scamper aboard Dr. Forrester's truck, throw him out of the cabin, unload the research equipment and samples, and drives off anyone able to hang on. When someone tries to bribe his way on board, he's thrown off while being told that [[MoneyIsNotPower his money's now worthless.]]

to:

* ApocalypseAnarchy: While driving to a lab in the mountains, looters scamper aboard Dr. Forrester's truck, throw him out of the cabin, unload the research equipment and samples, and drives off with anyone able to hang on. When someone tries to bribe his way on board, he's thrown off while being told that [[MoneyIsNotPower his money's now worthless.]]
20th Jan '17 9:01:03 PM Lanes17B
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ApocalypseAnarchy: While driving to a lab in the mountains, looters scamper aboard Dr. Forrester's truck, throw him out of the cabin, unload the research equipment and samples, and drives off anyone able to hang on. When someone tries to bribe his way on board, he's thrown off while being told that [[MoneyIsNotPower his money's now worthless.]]
24th Dec '16 10:56:22 AM Lanes17B
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BiologicalWeaponsSolveEverything: ZigZaggedTrope. The film maintains the original ending where the Martians die from regular Earth germs that humanity is immune to, but the emphasis here is that it's ''regular'' Earth germs. When nuking them does nothing, the military asks the scientist at Cal Tech to figure out a bio-warfare method to kill the Martians out of desperation... and the trucks carrying the equipment are robbed by desperate Angelenos trying to evacuate, destroying all of the equipment (in Forrester's words, "they sliced their own throats!"). The implication being that the bio-warfare attack ''would'' have worked, had the story not decided to stick to the original's ending and letting God do the job.

to:

* BiologicalWeaponsSolveEverything: ZigZaggedTrope. The film maintains the original ending where the Martians die from regular Earth germs that humanity is immune to, but the emphasis here is that it's ''regular'' Earth germs. When nuking them does nothing, the military asks the scientist at Cal Tech to figure out a bio-warfare method to kill the Martians out of desperation... and the trucks carrying the equipment are robbed by desperate Angelenos trying to evacuate, destroying all of the equipment (in Forrester's words, "they sliced their own throats!"). The implication being that the bio-warfare attack ''would'' have worked, had the story not decided to stick to the original's ending and letting [[DeusExMachina God do the job.job]].
24th Dec '16 10:55:06 AM Lanes17B
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DeflectorShields: The Martian war machines generate these and it makes them ImmuneToBullets as well as artillery and explosives.

to:

* DeflectorShields: The Martian war machines generate these and it makes them ImmuneToBullets as well as artillery and explosives.explosives, including the latest model of atomic bomb.
* DeusExMachina: [[Literature/WarOfTheWorlds Like the book that inspired it]], the Martians are defeated, not in a final battle against humanity, [[spoiler: but by germs.]]
18th Dec '16 2:25:17 PM TheGoodnight
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: sort of; it's more of an omnidisciplinary lab group: Forester, an astrophysicist, is not only in the same department but actually shares the same lab space with an electrical engineer and a biochemist.
17th Dec '16 6:09:54 PM ImpudentInfidel
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In the novel the fighting machines were NOT ImmuneToBullets, they were just too agile for contemporary artillery to hit before being overwhelmed. This had to be changed to keep it believable that the 1950s army doesn't mop the floor with them immediately.
21st Jul '16 6:13:38 AM Arivne
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* PragmaticAdaptation: The original novel took place in late 1800's England and the aliens piloted towering tripod walkers. This film takes place in 1950's California, and the aliens pilot hovering manta-ray/scorpion spacecraft.

to:

* PragmaticAdaptation: PragmaticAdaptation
**
The original novel took place in late 1800's England and the aliens piloted towering tripod walkers. This film takes place in 1950's California, and the aliens pilot hovering manta-ray/scorpion spacecraft.
21st May '16 6:10:48 PM marcoasalazarm
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ReligionIsWrong: Averted in a strange way. The source material (at least the second half) is a firm criticism of religion, and there are religious characters who eventually turn out unhinged and dangerous in the wake of the invasion. The film is almost the complete opposite - the main religious character is kind and righteous and is given a meaningful death, and the closing narration comments on how the smallest creatures of God's kingdom defeated the invaders.

to:

* ReligionIsWrong: Averted in a strange way. The source material (at least the second half) is a firm criticism of religion, and there are religious characters who eventually turn out unhinged and dangerous in the wake of the invasion. The film is almost the complete opposite - the main religious character is kind and righteous and is given a meaningful death, death (one that shows that the Martians are incapable to be approached in any peaceful fashion), and the closing narration comments on how the smallest creatures of God's kingdom defeated the invaders.
7th May '16 6:13:52 PM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CoolPlane: A Northrop B-49 flying wing is used to drop the nuke on the Martians.
26th Mar '16 7:44:03 PM LtFedora
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NuclearCandle: When the lights go out at the square dance, one of these is lit - lighting the room far brighter than a candle should.
* NukeEm: The military tries to kill one of the tripods using a nuke, when all other weapons have been exhausted. When the shields of the Martians turns that into a NoSell, Forrester says that attacking the machines is of no use, and they need to focus on trying to kill the Martians themselves (through biological warfare).

to:

* NuclearCandle: When the lights go out at the square dance, one of these is lit - lighting the room far brighter than a candle should.
* NukeEm: The military tries to kill one
ManOnFire: One of the tripods using Marines takes a nuke, when all other weapons have been exhausted. When the shields of the Martians turns that into glancing bolt from a NoSell, Forrester says that attacking the machines is of no use, and they need to focus on trying to kill the Martians themselves (through biological warfare).heat-ray.


Added DiffLines:

* NuclearCandle: When the lights go out at the square dance, one of these is lit - lighting the room far brighter than a candle should.
* NukeEm: The military tries to kill one of the tripods using a nuke, when all other weapons have been exhausted. When the shields of the Martians turns that into a NoSell, Forrester says that attacking the machines is of no use, and they need to focus on trying to kill the Martians themselves (through biological warfare).
This list shows the last 10 events of 146. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.TheWarOfTheWorlds