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Last Early War of the Worlds Reviews

Published June 28, 2005 in Movie Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount
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Besides a couple nice new media updates, this week's opening for movie entertainment has been kind of slow. Hopefully the release of War of the Worlds will get everything going again. For now, how about the last set of early movie reviews for the film and, just like before, they are both positive.

War of the Worlds Movie Reviews

Here are the final two early War of the Worlds reviews we plan to post before the official release to theatres on this Wednesday, June 29th. Like the WOTW reviews from even earlier, each War of the Worlds review is positive and celebrates Steven Spielberg's achievement on the film; however, one review does give the film a B. My only question now is how these two posts escaped the strict guidelines laid down by Paramount stating no early reviews till official release. Actually, who cares, onto the War of the Worlds reviews.

This new version of “WOTW” is a perfect example of Spielberg’s and Cruise’s growth as a director and actor. If Spielberg had made this film a decade earlier it probably would have been told on as grand a scale as “Independence Day”, but the visual spectacle would have overwhelmed the story. This would have probably been his next “Jurassic Park” where audiences would come just to see epic battles, visual effects and a story with no character development. The same goes for Cruise, who would’ve probably played a flashier and confident character, perhaps interrogating an alien with “I want the truth!” With two of the biggest names attached to this production, audiences may feel misled when they discover this is a more intimate story than one with a grander scope.

Harry- AICN
The main thing about this film is that this is absolutely amongst the very best Steven Spielberg films ever made. I am absolutely shook to the core by the film. This is a film with hardcore vintage sci-fi imagery given a power and weight that was inconceivable in its relevance to today. The film succeeds at the absolutely same level as Welles and Pal did. Perfect creations for the times they were made… and I believe it will resonate dramatically with today’s audiences.

This is the very best film I’ve seen this year.

I decided to begin with the 'B' review to somber you up and then knock it out of the park with the War of the Worlds review from Harry over at AICN.

Personally, I cannot wait to hit theatres on June 29th with the release of War of the Worlds.

For the trailers, movie stills, clips, more reviews, and synopsis, go to the War of the Worlds Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.

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