A little while ago, I offered the trailer for the 1950’s George Pal production of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. My compatriot Dan reminded me of the new version that was released by Pendragon Pictures at about the same time as Tom Cruise’s laughable attempt.
I have finally seen the trailer (or rather, watched the trailer – I’ve seen it posted before and more or less ignored it).
I wonder what sort of comment you make about a movie that makes Tom Cruise look good, and he isn’t in the film? Granted Tom is great in all the films he isn’t in, but that’s not the point. What is the point is when I spend over 2 minutes saying to myself, “Wow, what a cheesy special effect”, or “That guy’s mustache looks totally fake”, then the filmmakers have lost me. Remember, I’m the guy who enjoys the guys in the rubber suits trampling miniature cities – it takes a lot to lose me.
So, enjoy the trailer, and dream as I do about Crow and Tom Servo in the front row with you as you watch this crap…