Thursday, June 30, 2005

Movie Review: War of the Worlds

I'm not a huge Spielberg fan. Movies like Jaws, Indiana Jones, and Jurassic Park are great, but he also made Catch Me if You Can, which I wasn't crazy about.

There is a certain Spielberginess to all his movies...a sort of child-like perspective that can be great sometimes, but not so great other times. I find that there are little "funny" or "cute" moments in all his films that keep me from taking what is on screen completely seriously. This was sort of the case in War of the Worlds, but not to the same extent.

In many ways, this is a very serious movie. It's about the end of the world. The death of millions of people. I love end of the world movies, and most of WotW handles it in a scary yet entertaining way. Overall, I enjoyed it a lot.

But to be picky, it still had those moments that kept me from taking it as seriously as I should have. That weird Spielberginess. And the movie kinda loses steam near the end of the movie, but not enough to ruin it.

Yeah. So I liked it, for the most part.

Oh and I should probably comment on Tom Cruise, since he's a big deal now. Unlike some other people, I don't think he's crazy, really. He just has some crazy ideas in his head, and he believes them way too much. This is partly due to Scientology, the scary "religion" that it is hard to believe that anybody really takes seriously. It's sick that it incorporates "science" in its name, since it is obvious that it has nothing to do with science. But hey, Tom Cruise can be a pretty good actor most of the time, so what he does in his real life doesn't really matter. It makes fun news stories though.


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