HG Wells War of the Worlds on Sci Fi

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  1. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    I saw a popup ad for this while watching Battlestar Galactica. All I know is that it's from 2005 and stars C. Thomas Howell. Sci-Fi Channel doesn't have any other info except that it's a "faithful adaptation" of the classic novel.
     
  2. pdhenry

    pdhenry Recumbent

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    Should be better than last summer's blockbuster, then...
     
  3. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    According to imdb, it's also an updated story.
     
  4. pdhenry

    pdhenry Recumbent

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    Just scheduled it...

    Very little info on scifi.com. It does mention that it's a "chilling update".
     
  5. jhausmann

    jhausmann Diogenes-type seeker

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    Watch it only if you need sleep. I rented it a few months back and every time I started it, I woke up the next day. No effects to speak of, it's a low-budget flick...
     
  6. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    Except the soporific ones, right?
     
  7. WinBear

    WinBear Konner Kringle

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    This is the one that is supposed to be set in the 1890s?
     
  8. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    No, it's set in modern day Washington DC.
     
  9. sieglinde

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    No effects? How do you do giant Martian war machines and heat rays without special effects?
     
  10. atrac

    atrac New Member

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    Play it on the radio. ;)
     
  11. TiVo Steve

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    It was made for around 10 grand, (OK 100 grand)...the producers couldn't even afford any army helicopters (or M-16's for the soldiers). Hey, the "walkers" are fairly good for such a cheaply made film! A direct-to-dvd rip-off of the Tom Cruise film.
    My .02
     
  12. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    We lasted about 20 minutes before throwing in the towel. What the HELL happened to C. Thomas Howell? Was he drunk? Was his character supposed to be drunk? He really looked and sounded like the last 20 years were really rough. At least the first 20 minutes were good for some laugh out loud moments.
     
  13. marrone

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    Saw it for a few minutes here and there. Horrible.

    Dunno how faithful it was supposed to be.

    -Mike
     
  14. jhausmann

    jhausmann Diogenes-type seeker

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    Well, the book doesn't put me to sleep ;)
     
  15. myriadian

    myriadian mega Pnut m&m

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    i watched this the other day. it was soooooooooooooo bad. the editing made no sense and i never knew what the characters were talking about.

    bad bad bad bad bad bad.

    M.
     
  16. dirtypacman

    dirtypacman Coming and going

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    I was almost going to record it but decided to wait on some feedback.. glad I did not waste the disk space.
     
  17. TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    This was supposed to be a disaster movie -- and it was a disaster all right.

    Bad acting, bad editing, bad writing*, bad effects -- this movie had it all.

    * Their attempts at modernization and the promised "updating" were horrifically misconceived.

    Why on earth did they bother? When you're going to do a remake of a film that was already just recently a big budget remake, and you realize you only have a tiny budget, wouldn't you give up and spend your money elsewhere?
     

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