Much to their mutual relief, director Steven Spielberg and star Tom Cruise are hitmakers again with their remake of War of the Worlds.
With over $113 million at the North American box office and an additional $102m elsewhere for its first six days of release, War has already earned more than the totals of Cruise's last two films, Collateral and The Last Samurai, and of Spielberg's most recent effort The Terminal. They previously worked together on 2002's Minority Report.
It would appear Tom Cruise's eccentric and exuberant behavior of late has not damaged the appeal of the film, which is only fitting: the guy is an actor.
Our critics check in with their takes on the film:
War of the Worlds ... Two Thumbs Down
The 120 million dollar film "War of the Worlds" starring Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, and Miranda Otto fails to impress.
Posted to Video by sunoftheskye on July 12, 2005 08:37 PM
Osama bin Martian and War of the Worlds
In updating H.G. Wells' classic The War of the Worlds into modern-day America, Steven Spielberg and screenwriters David Koepp and Josh Friedman conjure up an alien invasion that reverberates with the horrific sights and sounds of 9/11. That isn't to...
Posted to Video by Chase McInerney on July 11, 2005 11:03 AM
Review: War of the Worlds
Spielberg isn't to blame for everything that's wrong in this movie. I've always thought that the abrupt end to the story is an unavoidable let down, so I don't blame Spielberg for the anticlimactic last bit. Beyond that, though, it's...
Posted to Video by Zombyboy on July 6, 2005 02:52 PM
War of the Worlds: Let's play the theorising game
As much as I enjoy the blast of watching aliens rampage around Earth (or rather, the East coast of the United States), I know there are unanswered questions (or plotholes, depending...
Posted to Video by messy on July 6, 2005 10:24 AM
Movie Review: War of the Worlds (2005)
Do you ever sit down to write a review and find that the words just aren't there? Well, I have been trying to write this review for the last week, the thoughts are there, but for some reason the head...
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on July 6, 2005 07:29 AM