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Postby Pat » Wed Jul 13, 2005 09:59 am

alohura wrote:I didn't enjoy it at all.

Did that girl have to scream so much?
I have been told it sticks to the original book, so now i'm hunting that down.


The book tells of a journalist wandering alone through Kent observing the invasion. He has a girlfiriend (?fiancee) who I don't think we ever meet - he worries about her, and catches sight of here on a ship leaving England for safety (remember, this is the tale of how a superior intelligence crossed millions of miles of space to invade Kent).

I wouldn't worry about it being true to the book - the book would make, by modern standards, a fairly poor film. Why they bothered keeping the title though...
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Postby unohoo » Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:28 am

alohura wrote:I have been told it sticks to the original book, so now i'm hunting that down.


Was it set in Victorian England? No.
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Postby steeljam » Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:42 am

unohoo wrote:
alohura wrote:I have been told it sticks to the original book, so now i'm hunting that down.

Was it set in Victorian England? No.

Did the invaders come from Mars? No
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Postby unohoo » Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:51 am

Well, the chances of anything coming from Mars were a million to one, they said.....
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Postby alohura » Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:15 pm

steeljam wrote:
unohoo wrote:
alohura wrote:I have been told it sticks to the original book, so now i'm hunting that down.

Was it set in Victorian England? No.

Did the invaders come from Mars? No


Its just what i was told, the basic storyline was correct. I hunted the book down to find out for myself.
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Postby Dragonlady » Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:23 pm

alohura wrote:I'm not a Tom Cruise fan, but I thought even couldn't mess up a roll like that. I was wrong. They should have let Hugh Jackman play the role.


Pft. That's a no-brainer.

They should always let Hugh Jackman play the role instead of midgit Cruise. :wink: :twisted:

Loz has seen it and was very disappointed. I shan't be rushing out to see it.

BTW - the idiot ex took Small to see it (he's 8 ) after he'd been awake most of the night having bad dreams about war of the worlds.... :roll: By the time he went to bed after seeing it he was so worried he made himself sick. Bloody idiot! :x (the ex, not Small)
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Postby unohoo » Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:42 pm

To be fair, there was a 50/50 chance that it would have put Small's mind at rest.
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Postby alohura » Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:46 pm

Ssssshhh, don't be fair about an ex, its not on. :P

Poor Small, I hope he is ok now.
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Postby Lupine » Wed Jul 13, 2005 04:00 pm

If I was in Tom Cruise's shoes in that movie I would have ditched those kids at the first opportunity so they didn't hold me back!
I loved the film, but I'm looking forward to the Jeff Wayne CGI version with the proper music in it thats coming out in 2007.
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Postby Darren » Wed Jul 13, 2005 04:38 pm

alohura wrote:Did that girl have to scream so much?
I have been told it sticks to the original book, so now i'm hunting that down.


Our ASDA is selling a DVD box containing the original 1953 film (on DVD surprisingly enough) plus a copy of the HG Wells novel. I think it was £14.99, if I remember correctly.

The old film has dated a bit in terms of visuals etc, but it's still a good watch.
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Postby Doc Brown » Wed Jul 13, 2005 04:48 pm

Prefer the Orsen Welles Radio version :D
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Postby xxmaxiexx » Wed Jul 13, 2005 04:50 pm

well I must go and watch it and put my 2 penny's worth in
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Postby sheep21 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 04:59 pm

The kids were annoying but the sheer helpnesness of Humanity just grew and grew as you saw THE superpower of the world crumble and fall.

First film where seeing Ameri get hooped didnt make me smile . . .

just read the book, heres how they compare:

Book: Early 20th Centuary Sout East
Film: Early 21st Centuary East US Coast

Book: Tripods have metal 'hoods' as protection
Film: Have shielding

Book: The Brit army & Navy take down 2 Tripods
Film: US military kills 1 ill

Book: We follow the story of a Journalist in an attemempt to escaoe tripods and find his wife
Film: Follow a docker taking his whining rich kids to there mother in Boston.

Book: Never quite know the outcome of the quest
Film: Forgone concluion :?

Book: Martians come from Mars
Film: Aliens come from mars

Book: Aliesn bring tipods with them
Film: Martians buried em yonks ago :?:

Book: Martians are no like those in those films
Film: Indepndance Day take 2

Thats all for now, he did an okay job and the BASIC themes remain the same
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Postby Dragonlady » Wed Jul 13, 2005 07:29 pm

unohoo wrote:To be fair, there was a 50/50 chance that it would have put Small's mind at rest.


But he didn't have to clean carpets at 2 o'clock in the flippin' morning....
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Postby unohoo » Wed Jul 13, 2005 07:41 pm

Which shows even more good sense....
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