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Did Wells's War of the Worlds suck as bad?

  1. Jul 22, 2006 #1

    Pengwuino

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    Well they just showed War of the Worlds on HBO. Basically, since I have never read the book... all i can say is... was the book as terrible as the movie? If you've seen the movie, you know what i'm talking aobut. If you haven't, don't. I'm absolutely clueless. Without giving away too much about the film, I must pose two questions.

    1) How can such an advanced civilization be so stupid?
    2) I hate this movie

    Seriously... stupid.... Wells or Speilberg should be shot/erased from history. I checked out the reviews and they say "an excellent homage to Wells". Thus, I believe someone needs to be erased from the history books. Or Speilberg should be shot. or both.
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2006 #2
    Yeah, most all movies these days are stupid....like your threads.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2006 #3

    JamesU

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    This thread is pointless, but just because I also hate this film, I wont completely trash it... congratulations
     
  5. Jul 22, 2006 #4

    Pengwuino

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    Both of you, out of my thread before i sick Smurf on you.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2006 #5

    FredGarvin

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    Tom Cruise = overpaid and horrible movie.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2006 #6
    Hello, TOP GUN ANYONE?

    Best airplane movie Ever made.....possibly.

    Torra Torra Torra comes in first though.
     
  8. Jul 22, 2006 #7

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    Yeah, but do you think it mattered who the actor was? Tom Cruise is an awful actor. Anyway, I'm still boycotting War of the Worlds for Tom Cruise's idiotic scientology publicity stunt crap (then again, maybe he had to do that if the movie was too bad to promote it for its own sake).
     
  9. Jul 22, 2006 #8

    Pengwuino

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    Yah i always joked about his stupidity being for the movie but figured it wasn't true. After seeing the movie though, i'm almost convinced that was what happened.

    You're so smart moonbear :!!) :!!) :!!)
     
  10. Jul 22, 2006 #9

    Pengwuino

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    I use to respect you
     
  11. Jul 22, 2006 #10

    FredGarvin

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    Top Gun was cool if you are a highschool freshman. That movie was horrible with some good air scenes mixed in.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2006 #11
    I never respected you, whats your point pengwuino.

    Yes, Tom WAS good in TOP GUN.

    Trash top gun and Ill trash you!

    (I already trashed Fred)
     
  13. Jul 22, 2006 #12

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    Next you're going to say that Armageddon was cool too.
     
  14. Jul 22, 2006 #13
    Man, I know you watched that movie 20x when it first came out.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2006 #14
    Top Gun, Rainman. Those movies are his best.
     
  16. Jul 22, 2006 #15

    Pengwuino

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    Doesn't say much..
     
  17. Jul 22, 2006 #16

    SpaceTiger

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    The original War of the Worlds (the movie) was excellent. Spielberg's was mediocre, at best, but I think he can be forgiven for not making history with every film.
     
  18. Jul 22, 2006 #17
    What makes a movie excellent? :-)
     
  19. Jul 22, 2006 #18

    FredGarvin

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    Like I said...I was in highschool when it came out. I quickly grew out of it.
     
  20. Jul 22, 2006 #19

    Pengwuino

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    He can but everyone else on earth can't be for hyping it up and down the country. Actually what am I saying, of course he can be blamed. That movie wasn't just "mediocre at best", that was pathetic. If you're going to make a movie so disgustingly bad, don't go off and do it in a respected author's name.

    It would be like John Woo making a Crime and Punishment based movie.
     
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  21. Jul 22, 2006 #20

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    Well, I can't agree with you there, but then I usually don't. Nothing about the movie really bugged me, I just felt that the new elements of the story were uninteresting -- didn't capture my imagination like many of his previous films did. Spielberg was clearly trying to put a lot of emphasis on the family side of the story, but to be honest, I didn't really relate to the characters or care that much about what became of them. Actually, I think Shyamalan would have done a better job with the movie.
     
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