History Film / WarOfTheWorlds

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.
7th Aug '15 6:45:24 PM Javertshark13
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* BerserkButton: Don't threaten Ray's kids.
17th Jul '15 7:54:56 PM Javertshark13
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* 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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* CuteButCacophonic: Rachel. Also on a meta-level, Dakota Fanning's scream when she sees the alien probe reportedly forced several sound technicians to rip off their headphones.

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* SingleTear: Ray when he sings a lullaby to Rachel.
17th Jul '15 7:13:36 PM Javertshark13
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* HeroicBSOD: Rachel has a lot of these, such as when she sees the dead bodies in the river and when she's captured in the tripod basket. ** She also seems to have gone into one right before [[spoiler: Ray kills Ogilvy]]. She probably heard their argument (she can certainly hear what Ogilvy's shouting), and when Ray comes over to her, she just stands there, frozen, until Ray hugs her. She's only visible from the back, [[NothingIsScarier so we don't see the look on her face.]]
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* HeroicBSOD: A lot. Ray has a severe one after seeing the attack start, to the point that he collapses on the floor in front of his children, and takes a minute to shake himself out of it. ** Rachel has a lot of these, such as when she sees the dead bodies in the river and when she's captured in the tripod basket. ** She also seems to have gone into one right before [[spoiler: Ray kills Ogilvy]]. She probably heard their argument (she can certainly hear what Ogilvy's shouting), and when Ray comes over to her, she just stands there, frozen, until Ray hugs her. She's only visible from the back, [[NothingIsScarier so we don't see the look on her face.]]basket.

** Rachel has more sense than Robbie, but she still makes incredibly dumb choices like [[LetsSplitUpGang going to pee alone]]. This action alone would spell instant death had InfantImmortality not been in effect.
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** Rachel generally has more sense than Robbie, sense, but she still makes incredibly dumb choices like [[LetsSplitUpGang going to pee alone]]. This action alone would spell instant death had InfantImmortality not been in effect.plays this completely straight when she's so scared by the alien probe that she runs out of the relatively sheltered basement into the open, where she's easily captured.

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** Rachel has more sense than Robbie, but she still makes incredibly dumb choices like [[LetsSplitUpGang * WhamLine: In-universe, for Rachel: "Get in, Manny, or you're going to pee alone]]. This action alone would spell instant death had InfantImmortality not been in effect.die!"
13th Jul '15 7:46:26 PM Javertshark13
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** Robbie is a straighter example, doing practically nothing but complain about wanting to take on the aliens himself, despite having no combat experience.
13th Jul '15 7:45:26 PM Javertshark13
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* DespairEventHorizon: Rachel hits this when she's captured in the tripod basket. When Ray finds her, she's just sitting in shock, clearly thinking she's about to die.

%%* TheLoad: Rachel.
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* LittleMissSnarker: Rachel has quite a few snarky lines (it helps that she's played by Dakota Fanning). %%* TheLoad: Rachel.Rachel is this for the most part- granted, she's a 10-year old girl. However, there are times where she's useful, such as often being the first one to notice signs of danger. In the ferry scene, she's the only one who realizes an attack is coming and manages to alert everyone else to this. ** Robbie is a straighter example, doing practically nothing but complain about wanting to take on the aliens himself, despite having no combat experience.
24th Jun '15 7:11:22 PM Javertshark13
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* AxCrazy: Ogilvy descends into this, [[spoiler: and Ray has to kill him to prevent him from attracting the aliens' attention.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: Rachel has a lot of these, such as when she sees the dead bodies in the river and when she's captured in the tripod basket. ** She also seems to have gone into one right before [[spoiler: Ray kills Ogilvy]]. She probably heard their argument (she can certainly hear what Ogilvy's shouting), and when Ray comes over to her, she just stands there, frozen, until Ray hugs her. She's only visible from the back, [[NothingIsScarier so we don't see the look on her face.]]
24th May '15 4:21:05 PM Redmess
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Harlan Ogilvy shares the name of Ogilvy the astronomer in the book, who isn't around for long but seems to be a more sympathetic and amiable character.
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Harlan Ogilvy shares the name of Ogilvy the astronomer in the book, who isn't around for long but seems to be is portrayed as a more sympathetic and amiable character.character. This is because the character was combined with those of the artillery soldier (who rambles about an underground resistance but is inept and lazy) and the curate (who acts as TheLoad and goes insane, after which he is killed by the aliens).
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