Tom Cruise was good enough that even my fiancé, not normally a fan, was impressed...
But no matter how good a job Tom did, it has to be said that Dakota Fanning blew everyone else away.
And not in the same way Tom was upstaged by the gorgeous little boy in Jerry Maguire through sheer 'awww' factor, Dakota is both cute and one of the most talented actresses I've ever seen.
The film was directed by Steven Spielberg, and made its debut in the summer of 2005. This goes down as one of the most well known adaptations of the story, since 1953.
In New Jersey, A divorced man named Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) takes his weekend custody of his children, Rachel Ferrier (Dakota Fanning) and Robbie Ferrier (Justin Chatwin).
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D. to New York City, to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. See more » After the ferry scene, CGI clothes fall off from the sky, but manage to go through the branches of the trees, without becoming entangled in them, or without the branches affecting the falling path of the fabric.
The weekend starts out on a rough note, but things only get worse when an electric storm strikes the Lincoln Street.
The lightning is followed by electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) which cause a temporary interruption of all electronic devices in the area, literally bringing back the world to the 1800s.
The critical consensus is: War of the Worlds delivers on the thrill and paranoia of H. It may be noted, however, that a few viewers severely criticized the film, due to intense changes from the plot, and Rachel's "constant" screaming, which some viewers claimed "nearly ruined the film for them".
-T-The aliens in the film actually didn't come from Mars, like all the other adaptations.
This is because in real life, NASA's missions to Mars proved there was no big sources of like on Mars.