History Film / WarOfTheWorlds

14th Sep '17 12:02:04 PM TheTropingGopher
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* FailedASpotCheck: The mechanic who orders Ray and his family to get out of their stolen car does not notice a Tripod destroying everything and ultimately gets vaporized.

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* FailedASpotCheck: The mechanic who orders Ray and his family to get out of their stolen car does not notice a Tripod destroying everything and ultimately gets vaporized.vaporised.


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*HumansAreMorons: On the walk to the Hudson Ferry, the camera pans over a group of people discussing what's going on in the world and who the invaders might be. They all toss about rumours that the fighting machines are products of the European Union. Nobody seems to catch on that the Invaders are using weaponry way beyond anything Humans are capable of creating.
**Possibly justified, as in this scenario, information on our enemy would be pretty lax.
14th Sep '17 10:17:54 AM TheTropingGopher
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* AncientEvil: [[spoiler: The Invaders first came here many Millenia ago, possibly long before mankind had evolved. They buried their war machines deep beneath the Earth, and when they perceived the time to be right, they return for the attack. If they truly had buried them "before there were any people here" then it can be believed that they were possibly put there for insurance, in case any dominant species evolved on Earth.

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* AncientEvil: [[spoiler: The Invaders first came here many Millenia ago, possibly long before mankind had evolved. They buried their war machines deep beneath the Earth, and when they perceived the time to be right, they return for the attack. If they truly had buried them "before there were any people here" then it can be believed that they were possibly put there for insurance, in case any dominant species evolved on Earth.]]
14th Sep '17 10:16:33 AM TheTropingGopher
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*AliensAreBastards: [[spoiler: The Aliens simply show up one rainy day and begin blasting Humans to ash, before going on a Planet-wide Genocide. They also suck our blood for nutrition, and spray what's left over the Earth to create an AlienLandmass. Fortunately, we have Germs...]]
*AlienAbduction: [[spoiler: Humans are captured by the Invaders and their Blood is sucked from their body to be consumed. It's also assumed they use it to create the infamous 'Red Weed'.]]
*AlienInvasion: It's ''War of the Worlds!'' What the hell were you expecting?
*AlienLandmass: Doubles as AlienSky. Ray leaves the farmhouse looking for his daughter and finds that a large portion of the surrounding countryside has been rendered red and unrecognisable by the Invader's Terraforming abilities.
*AlienSky: Doubles as AlienLandmass. Ray ventures out looking for Rachel, and finds that the land, and Sky, has been turned a blood red by the Aliens.



*AmbiguouslyEvil: The Aliens themselves. To us, they may certainly seem evil, but their activities suggest that they are simply there to colonise Earth for themselves. Ogilvy believes that these are only the first, suggesting that the 'Invaders' seen in the film are simply pest control, clearing the Planet out for its new inhabitants to move in. Either way, they've been planning their attack for a long time...



*AncientEvil: [[spoiler: The Invaders first came here many Millenia ago, possibly long before mankind had evolved. They buried their war machines deep beneath the Earth, and when they perceived the time to be right, they return for the attack. If they truly had buried them "before there were any people here" then it can be believed that they were possibly put there for insurance, in case any dominant species evolved on Earth.



* DeathRay: In a film based on the novel that popularised Alien Invasions and Death Rays, this is to be expected. The Invaders use a special kind of Heat Ray that targets the water in our body and microwaves a Human, instantly turning them into ash, while leaving anything else near intact. Don't worry, they have a sort of 'Wave Gun' to destroy everything else.

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* DeathRay: In a film based on the novel that popularised Alien Invasions and Death Rays, this is to be expected. The Invaders use a special kind of Heat Ray that targets the water in our body and microwaves a Human, instantly turning them into ash, while leaving anything else near intact. Don't worry, they have a sort of 'Wave Gun' WaveMotionGun to destroy everything else.


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*NothingIsScarier: Whenever you hear the 'horn' of a Tripod, it means you need to get the hell out of there!
14th Sep '17 9:54:15 AM TheTropingGopher
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14th Sep '17 9:52:57 AM TheTropingGopher
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* DeathRay: In a film based on the novel that popularised Alien Invasions and Death Rays, this is to be expected. The Invaders use a special kind of Heat Ray that microwaves a Human, turning them to ash, while leaving anything else near intact. Don't worry, they have a sort of 'Wave Gun' to destroy everything else.

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* DeathRay: In a film based on the novel that popularised Alien Invasions and Death Rays, this is to be expected. The Invaders use a special kind of Heat Ray that targets the water in our body and microwaves a Human, instantly turning them to into ash, while leaving anything else near intact. Don't worry, they have a sort of 'Wave Gun' to destroy everything else.
14th Sep '17 9:51:39 AM TheTropingGopher
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*DeathRay: In a film based on the novel that popularised Alien Invasions and Death Rays, this is to be expected. The Invaders use a special kind of Heat Ray that microwaves a Human, turning them to ash, while leaving anything else near intact. Don't worry, they have a sort of 'Wave Gun' to destroy everything else.


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*DisintegratorRay: As mentioned in DeathRay above, the Aliens possess powerful Heat based weaponry that instantly turns Humans into ash.
14th Sep '17 9:46:44 AM TheTropingGopher
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**The Soldier who rallies the other prisoners in the cage has a brief look of this on his face when he sees the man he just rescued spit out the pins of two Hand Grenades.


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**Quite a comedic example occurs for anyone eagle-eyed enough to spot it; just after the first Tripod appears, one guy in the crowd turns tail and runs away, instead of standing around to watch.
*ParentalNeglect: Ray is a divorced crane operator in New Jersey, who hardly sees his two kids; the eldest doesn't respect him or even call him 'Dad' and the younger clearly loves her mother more. However, it becomes obvious that Ray loves his two children very much and will go to great lengths to protect them
12th Sep '17 5:16:36 PM TheTropingGopher
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*MythologyGag:
**The Militaries CurbStompBattle against the invaders is called 'Operation Thunderchild'.
**Ray and Rachel meet a deranged survivor living in a farmhouse basement; His name is Ogilvy.
**"Once the Tripods start to move, no more news comes out of that area".
10th Jul '17 10:07:11 PM Mdumas43073
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7th Jul '17 11:56:47 PM Occidensill
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* ContrivedCoincidence: The movie would have you believe that a dockworker from Bayonne would be front and center at ''every single major incident in an alien invasion of the Earth''.
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