History Film / WarOfTheWorlds

17th Aug '16 7:36:12 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: The aliens favor two methods of extermination, simply ''vaporizing the humans into dust'', and ''harvesting the survivors of their blood''.


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* CurbStompBattle: Simply put, the US military is absolutely ''helpless'' to stop the aliens even as they fire damn near everything they have at them. So much so that it becomes a matter of simply getting the survivors away from the creatures until a weakness presents itself. But that doesn't stop them from fighting to the death to stop them.
10th Jul '16 4:25:30 PM Javertshark13
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* AdultFear: Everything Ray goes through trying to protect his kids.



* AmbiguousDisorder: Rachel shows signs of this. 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.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: Rachel shows signs of this. 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 When the danger starts, though, she comes off as rather needy and dependent, even for ''less'' mature than her age. It's also stated that she has claustrophobia.



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Ogilvy, when he finds out about the Tripods harvesting humans.



%%* TheLoad: 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.

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%%* * TheLoad: 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.



* MadnessMantra: "Not my blood!"



* OhCrap: Ray when he realizes there's more than one tripod, and that the first attack wasn't an isolated incident.

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* OhCrap: There's a very emotive close-up of Rachel with this expression when witnessing the start of the aliens' attack.
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Ray when he realizes there's more than one tripod, and that the first attack wasn't an isolated incident.
3rd Jul '16 5:12:51 PM BobRiddle
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* ChainReactionDestruction: When Ray destroys a Tripod with a grenade.
6th Jun '16 6:03:55 AM Morgenthaler
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[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused]] with two separate ''War of the Worlds'' films released the same year (which the crews didn't discover the other two were making movies on the same novel until after they started production or was done so [[TheMockbuster by design to snub it]]) directly to video which were overshadowed by Spielberg's production. Directed by [[TheAsylum David Michael Latt]] and Timothy Hines each (both movies even got sequels). Confusingly, '''these''' two films were [[NamesTheSame both named]] ''H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds''.

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[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused]] with two separate ''War of the Worlds'' films released the same year (which the crews didn't discover the other two were making movies on the same novel until after they started production or was done so [[TheMockbuster by design to snub it]]) directly to video which were overshadowed by Spielberg's production. Directed by [[TheAsylum [[Creator/TheAsylum David Michael Latt]] and Timothy Hines each (both movies even got sequels). Confusingly, '''these''' two films were [[NamesTheSame both named]] ''H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds''.
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.
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