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8th May '16 11:05:50 AM Merlyn_LeRoy
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** The film starts in Bayonne, New Jersey, which is only about 50 miles from the setting of the [[Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds 1938 radio play]] of Grover's Mill.
5th May '16 7:16:42 PM Zeiss
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** The aliens' rampage abruptly halted in front of a church in the 1953 film. Here, their rampage commences in front of one.


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** Ray's posture just after Rachel is reunited with her mother at the film's end, is the posture taken by Ethan Edwards just after he reunites the abducted girl with her family at the end of ''Film/TheSearchers''.
25th Mar '16 11:28:39 AM AlexDKZ
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** The aliens themselves. They get out their tripod in an alien planet, wearing no protective gear, rummaging through dirty stuff in a damp basement, and one of them even drinks water from a broken pipe. No wonder they all got sick.
15th Mar '16 1:49:59 AM Orca1_9904
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* BackedByThePentagon: The film included military units from the US Army and Marine Corps.
15th Mar '16 1:49:05 AM Orca1_9904
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* BackedByThePentagon: The film included military units from the US Army and Marine Corps.
15th Mar '16 1:44:48 AM Orca1_9904
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* UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks: The US Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force feature prominently throughout the film.
25th Feb '16 10:20:44 PM Dingbot
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* CallingTheOldManOut: From Robbie just before he tries to run off with the army guys (first time round); he calls Ray out on the fact that he's probably only taking the kids to Boston so they'll be with their mother...and less of a worry for him. This basically sums up their relationship for most of the movie; neither of the kids pays any attention to what he tells them to do, he knows barely anything about them and he clearly has hardly any real relationship with either of them.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: From Robbie just before he tries to run off with the army guys soldiers (first time round); around); he calls Ray out on the fact that he's probably only taking the kids to Boston so they'll be with their mother...and less of a worry for him. This basically sums up their relationship for most of the movie; neither of the kids pays any attention to what he tells them to do, he knows barely anything about them and he clearly has hardly any real relationship with either of them.
7th Dec '15 7:35:18 PM Javertshark13
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* AmicablyDivorced: Ray and his ex seem on fairly good terms, despite things obviously not working out between them.



%%* TripodTerror: Naturally.

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%%* * TripodTerror: Naturally.Naturally. The aliens attack in tripod machines which efficiently lay waste to much of the world.
1st Sep '15 4:16:09 PM Javertshark13
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* AdmiringTheAbomination: When the aliens are looking around the basement, Rachel seems intrigued by them and spends several moments watching what they're up to.



* AmbiguousDisorder: Rachel shows signs of this. Early on, she acts unusually mature for a 10-year old, and speaks in a rather emotionless voice. She frequently has panic attacks and comes off as rather needy and dependent, even for her age. It's also stated that she has claustrophobia.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: Rachel shows signs of this. Early on, she acts unusually mature Her way of speaking is a bit strange for a 10-year old, and when there's no danger present, she speaks in a rather emotionless voice. She frequently has panic attacks and comes off as rather needy and dependent, even for her age. It's also stated that she has claustrophobia.
15th Aug '15 1:59:53 AM Draugr
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* MissingTrailerScene: The neighborhood scene from the first [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrCnXLlhuls trailer]] is never shown.
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