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How many of you found the latest film version of War of the Worlds empty and devoid of humanity?
I was very excited at first, because Mister Spielberg has produced some of the finest fantasy and science-fiction ever done, but of late, he's lost his touch I feel.
Maybe he's tired. I don't know. But this film lacks the spark and drive of his better films like Close Encounters, ET and Indiana Jones.
I was never able to identify with any of the characters and the scene with the child molester was just uncalled for and not relevant to humanity's dealing with the monsters that were invading. The time to deal with molesters is in the real world where we can see how the characters are drawn into the situation and how they cope and deal with it, not in a fantasy world never meant to carry such a social vehicle of conscience.
I never found myself caring that Tom Cruise's daughter was abducted, or that Tom was having personal issues.
We never got to see the bigger issue in any kind of contest that brought humanity to it. The first film had a sense of community, of something larger than ourselves...God, the Creator, a Higher Force...which is seriously lacking in this one.
I've added a trailer of the movie below to remind everyone of the movie.