War of the Worlds (2005)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Josh Friedman, David Kemp, H.G. Wells
Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, Tim Robbins, Rick Gonzalez, Yul Vasquez Nee Veneto/ Lisa Ann Walter/ Ann Robinson/ Gene Barry/ David Allan Burschley/ Roz Abrams/ Michael Brownlee/ Kami Leah Monette / Amy Ryan / Danny Hodge / …
Genre: Science Fiction / Thriller / Disaster
Region: United States
Released: 2005-08-25 (Mainland China) / 2005-06-29 (USA)
Length: 116 minutes
Also known as: Strong War World (Hong Kong) / World War / Space War / Star Wars
Rating: IMDB 6.5 / Rotten Tomatoes 75%
Ray Ferrell (Tom Cruise) divorced his wife, and all his sons and daughters lived with their mothers – because of his slackness and negligence of responsibility, the family was so broken. A disaster caused by an alien invasion made them re-establish their close relationship.
The wife was busy on this day, so she had to hand over the children to Lei to take care of. Color of sky of thunder and bolt is gloomy, everything is like some peculiar. As expected, on the road awesomely a huge 3 feet aircraft is fossorial and case, the evil Martian patronized the small town of this original calm. People absconded everywhere, and Lei Ye took his daughter to run and flee for their lives, and began the adventure of life and death. The authorities tried their best to deal with aliens, but failed repeatedly, and the whole world fell into panic.
With the instinct of paternal love, the father, who was usually idle, became brave and tenacious, and protecting his children became his motivation and belief to support him.
“War of the Worlds” is a 2005 science-fiction disaster film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning. The film is based on the 1898 novel of the same name by H.G. Wells and is a loose adaptation of the story.
The story follows Ray Ferrier (played by Tom Cruise), a divorced dockworker who must protect his children, Rachel (played by Dakota Fanning) and Robbie (played by Justin Chatwin), as an alien invasion threatens to destroy all of humanity. The film depicts the chaos and destruction caused by the aliens and the desperate struggle of the survivors.
The film was a commercial success, grossing over $600 million worldwide, and was praised for its visual effects, suspenseful tone, and performances from Cruise and Fanning. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects.