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 Post subject: DVD Town Review
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:52 am 
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http://www.dvdtown.com/review/warofthew ... 6942/3275/

The film wastes no time getting into the invasion and leaves little time for us to focus on the characters' deeper relationships. All we know is that Ray is a somewhat selfish, divorced father of two kids. Rachel is an adorable, well-adjusted daughter, and her brother, Robbie (Justin Chatwin), is your typical teenager with an attitude that would make James Dean cringe. As soon as we know this about the characters in the first ten minutes of the film, we are then immediately thrown into a whirlwind of terror and destruction that accelerates the film's pacing into overdrive. However, we are talking about a Spielberg movie, so he does manage to create certain dilemmas in the development of his characters as we see this small family implode, as well as bond, through the terrifying circumstances they undergo. It's the one thing I will give Spielberg credit for; he does manage to keep a strong focus on the characters through their emotions and expressions rather then banking all his dollars on high-tech special effects and sonic bliss. Granted, I like all that eye candy in a film, yet Spielberg crafts his skill well and manages not to bring us too close to our nemesis.


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