Thursday July 2, 2020

Review of the week: War Of The Worlds

Cinema: War Of The Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg.

2nd July, 2005

Cinema: War Of The Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg.

At cinemas nationwide Whatever else is said about Tom Cruise – and God knows, enough has been said – the man can act. The opening scenes of War of the Worlds, Steven Spielberg's take on HG Wells' 1898 novel, are a textbook exercise in building context and anticipation.

Cruise's character, Ray Ferrier, a separated husband and father, is like an insecure teenager, with a sports car, an...

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