War of the Worlds

waroftheworlds.jpg” No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st century that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns, *they* observed and studied, the way a man with a microscope might scrutinize the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water…”

You know, it almost pains me to write this post.  Almost hurt to watch the movie.  Why?  Well, I don’t like Tom Cruise.  At all.  Period.  He used to be okay in the days before couch jumping and his rheotoric on anti depressants and child birth.  But since then?  He’s lost any and all appeal.  That said, I didn’t watch this for Tom Cruise.

 I watched it because I’m a sci fi buff and I love a good sci fi movie.

I liked it.  Dakota Fanning was wonderful, and Cruise did a decent job, I thought.  I really liked Morgan Freeman’s narrative at the beginning, but I’ve always enjoyed Morgan Freeman.

I had to send the bratlet out of the room during the movie though.  Definitely had some disturbing images and they weren’t the kind I’d want her to go to sleep seeing.  Or me, for that matter.

Even though I wanted to see it, I didn’t go to this in the theaters, waited until I could get it on demand.  A good choice in the long run, because although I did like it, it wasn’t one of the best sci fi flicks I’ve seen.  All in all, though, not bad.

picture found at IMDB