War of the Worlds
Byron Haskin (Director)
Quick View: One of the best “alien invasion” movies ever!
Publisher’s summary: H.G. Wells’ chilling novel of a Martian invasion of Earth becomes even more frightening in this 1952 film adaptation that’s widely regarded as one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time. An Oscar. winner for Best Special Effects, The War of the Worlds delivers eye-popping thrills, laser-hot action and unrelenting, edge-of-your-seat suspense. No one who h as seen the film’s depiction of the s wan-shaped Martian machines-ticking and hissing menacingly as they cut their path of destruction-will ever forget their ominous impact!
Shawn’s View: “War of the Worlds” is one of the best Sci-Fi movies to come out of the mid 20th century.
A classic that never loses it’s touch, this movie contains some excellent suspense scenes and intriguing apocalyptic storyline.
While some of the acting now comes off as a little corny, overall this movie is a must have in any Sci-Fi collection.
Shawn’s Movie Score: A. Shawn’s recommended age: 8+
NOTE: This review was originally published in the After Hours section of the author’s personal website, shawnmichael.com.