[Movie]The War of the Worlds

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Movie total pnts rank Rank 406in 5,156 titlesTotal 11 / Deviation 56.77
Movie avg pnts Rank 320in 577 titlesAvg 0.79=Good/14 reviews
Movie rank of 1953 Rank 3in 21 titles
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Herbert George Wells
George Pal
Byron Conrad Haskin
Barré Lyndon
Leith Stevens
George Burns,
Gordon Jennings Farciot Edouart
Hal Pereira Albert Nozaki
Everett Douglas
Paramount Pictures
Gene Barry Kinya Morikawa
Ann Robinson Shibata Kiyoko
Les Tremayne Hisayoshi Yoshizawa
Robert Cornthwaite Atsushi Ii
Lewis Martin Yuzuru Fuzimoto
Vernon Rich
Sandro Giglio
Jack Kruschen Yuji Fujishiro
Paul Frees
William Phipps Masaru Miyashita
Henry Brandon Carolyn Jones
Cedric Hardwicke Hirabayashi Shozo
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Japan Released:1953/09/01(Tue)
Outside Japan :Released:1953/07/29
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2017/05/19 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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The classic existence of science fiction movies that George Pul & Byron Huskin 's ally combo came to visualize with HG Wells' invasion of SF novel as the original.
The original novel knew about the outline, it was unread, later in the year Stephen. Spielberg's remake edition worked with unexpected viewing.

When it comes to the movie of the PAL & PYLON combination, there is a thing that has been made to be frustrated by "black carpet" which does not shift to "panic movie" even one hour or more after the beginning, impression Although I was not holding, I thought that the mind that was able to finish appreciating without comparatively sagging, coupled with the goodness of tempo like squeezing things to be included in the scale of 85 minutes in this work You do.
The tripod weapon "Tripod" which symbolizes the original is a technical problem and replaced with an orthodox disk type "Marshan.War Machine" is regretful but also regretful, but the era when special effects expression was immature I think that one who was doing a lot of fight if considered. The threat of the barrier which is translated as "electromagnetic shelter" and the vividness of the visual image which overrides the loss of flames with ultra low flying flight are great for extracting character character as "villain" of War Machine It can be said that it contributed. Separately, the scene to stretch the built - in camera like a tentacle and explore the abandoned shop was thrilling in the middle, full of the tension of this one - sided finger.

On the other hand, Cessna of the hero who inevitably arrives just before the War Machine formation, a poor performance directing the atomic bomb which was strengthened to 10 times as much as usual with a very short blast and impact even if it is dropped at a very close distance, "There is no escape A refugeous evacuation that does not match the desperate squirrels of "escape" (thanks to the immediately following riot scenes appearing in the joke ...), what is more, "I planned the planet of the solar system closely and set the earth as the invasion target" The martial plan of the Martian people who annihilate the reason why the setting seems to be a joke, the reason why they are not destroyed ... and so on, such as depictions that want to tilt their neck are conspicuous are also becoming a factor that plagues the evaluation of this work It is a translation.
Where the atom bomb is drawn in the sense of "just a little hot fireworks", it seems that the Noh no Arashi weather like Yankee ....

I admit that I was curling as much as I could introduce the actual machine image of the Air Force prototype Northrop YB - 49, but the above - mentioned attitude was pulling my leg.

2012/08/08 Normal comment [Original Japanese review]
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The strange of special effects technology is clear, I can explain the enemy 's authority skillfully, such as shutting off the attack on the earth side in the AT field.
People are escaping in each country, it is realistic that the army will resist. Because it is an excerpt from actual war video etc.
While this is also a real machine, the bomber YB - 49 is a powerful boomerang type and will be on the final battlefield.

Because the three color eyes of War Machine is very similar to the eyeball of an alien, it can not be helped elsewhere, such as preparing a countermeasure.
Regardless of triple pot, it is regrettable that the modeling of Martian people is not familiar.
Paris and all other central cities of the world have been destroyed, but the circumstances of the kingdom are terrible, even though Washington is the only safe or the first prize of the enemy should have attacked.

Well, as the majority of the whole world is being occupied by the enemy, the US military will finally drop the atomic bomb as the battlefield of the mainland decisive battle.
Since the original is at the end of the 19th century, natural hydrogen bombs do not exist, so it can be said to be the original expansion of the movie.
This is the most stunning scene, I dropped at a pinpoint from a distance much closer than Edogawa-ku and Arakawa-ku! What is this Manhattan plan?
The army calls for wearing goggles to protect the safety of the eyes, but it is amazing that there is no other thing to pay attention to.
The blast wind is terrible as well as Nobita's state when everyone's hair was surprised, probably lethal doses will not be avoided.
Due to the absence of resistance to bacteria, enemy annihilation or other force recipes Last was not good for me any more.
Even though the radiation exposure at the time was unclear, is it really a good ending ...

2009/11/02 Not favorite comment [Original Japanese review]
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I have evaluated it since I watched it several times in the past.
First of all, the composition of the story was subtle, at first we were watching with excitement "What kind of alien comes out?" But I was sorry that the body of the alien did not show its identity quite often.
There is not a spectacular fight between Martian and human beings, just people in Pani are watching "I'm wondering if that's OK (lol)." The feeling of Gudaguda did not come out from the beginning to the end.
Well, people in this age are supposed to believe that Martians are really there, so after reviewing it in the theater in 1953, the evaluation would have changed.


2009/05/03 Bad(-1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Through the work there is nothing to be conveyed to viewers.
This is the biggest disadvantage of this work.

The work itself is a thing adding an American style flavoring to the original, and showcasing cutting-edge technologies of that era without regret,
Features seen in current American movies can also be seen in places.

It is attracting attention when working on the Martian's War Machine Martian men's troops to defeat the martial arts,
It is an association of colonists who are overruled by Westerners from the appearance of mob and those who convert, and holes such as not being able to draw contacts of Earthlings and Martians at all were conspicuous.

Moreover, I could not deny that there is a difficulty in putting down the work.

2007/12/06 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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For the Martians who mercilessly shoot and kill the human being who walks up with a Bible,
"From the viewpoint of them, the earthlings are only lower organisms that crawl around the surface of the alien".
It seems that the multi-legged battery was not reproduced with the technology at the time, but still I think that the design of the war machine is excellent.
However, was there no idea that the Martian people had space analysis and atmosphere analysis during landing?

The topic of radio program is up, but I have seen the work which actually made it into a movie.
In the title "Night that shook the United States", it was described in detail how the people of those days made broadcasts enough to believe the Martian attacks.

Rating: Good

2007/01/16 Bad(-1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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As for the original "Space War", I like themes, but this one did not like the feeling "Ame san's change or something".

To Mars who is not an octopus, the murder machine of a simple disk rather than three legs has a weak impact (the visual impact is different between a simple disk and a three-legged machine, even with robot animation, Look at the difference in design of heavy mobility mechanism of Ideon !!). Well, I think that it is more a threat than a three-legged land movement, but there is no shadow which seems to be original, and the petit that the Martians are annihilated with the last bacteria is also a movie compared with the original way Even if there is not, it is a depiction insufficient feeling.

Well, it is convinced that it was not an original novel that "ID 4" was called a remake of the space war, if it was a remake of this movie version. In contrast to this later work, the recent work whose evaluation is not good, there are also things that there are not a few people who do not know the original, and there is also a part of the amateur favorite modification as well.

And now that I think that the influence of this work was sharp that ID 4 became a sukkusuka trash only with a tremendous scales and spectacles of expeditionism? Even in this work, it just seems to have been changed to a production method that seems to be Ame-san, just as Martians attacked, "I have to overthrow by human hands!"

As in Japan, the theme of "Is it a symbiosis? Or a conflict?" (Although the original works too much, it still shows a part of the history of Western society where Martians have continued colonization of invasion and territory expansion At the time, when there was a part that they became the victims ...), there was nothing, and it became only entertainment movies, and the only salvation did not become the style of Ame-san million-year old movie Is that?

Well, unlike Japan, if an alien becomes an outside product that tends to be an ugly monster or creature, it will be in a direction to become like this.

2006/03/22 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Compared to the 2005 War of the Universe War, this work has been more successful.
However, although it was a thing that I wanted to thrust into, it was such a thing, there was such a thing!
I think that this is also a movie that should be watched with killing time.

>>> In the United States of 1937, Orson Wells broadcasted a radio drama "Martian Invasion", people who heard it really thought that the Martians had been attacking, and got into a panic where the dead also comes out It was

I also know the story. It certainly was supposed to be a joke program made for April Fools.
That kind of envies foreign countries. It would not be possible in Japan absolutely. Well, foreigners are more generous. (Lol)

2004/12/17 Favorite comment [Original Japanese review]
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> In the United States of 1937, Orson Wells broadcasted the radio drama "Martian Invaders" based on this "space war", but people who heard it thought that the Martians were really attacking and the dead Even getting into a panic that comes out ...

Speaking of which, there is a drama of the sequel of this movie, but in the play this incident was supposed to have announced publicly that the truth that the Martian person really came attacking was later lied ...
There seem to be literature etc analyzed variously about this incident.

2004/12/17 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Whether you read the original before or after, or in the past about 30 years ago, the impression of the film version shown in the image is strong. Better yet, "Acquisition of the Moon 's World" "Last Day of the Earth" This work received the Academy Special Effect Award,
The special effects of George. Pal which took "black carpet" "time machine" even after this was overwhelming completion degree. War machine that made me feel SF more than at the time of publication has released the vacuum kit which is a name machine and general products remaining in the video SF.
As an atmosphere there is something similar to "human SOS (Day of Trifid)". I like this as a classic too.

2004/09/18 Favorite comment [Original Japanese review]
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By the way, I've heard this story.
In the United States of 1937, Orson Wells broadcasted a radio drama "Martian Invasion" based on this "space war", but people who heard it thought that the Martians were really attacking and the dead also It was said that it fell into the panic that came out ... It was a laughing story, but at that time the existence of the alien was trusted so much.

2004/09/18 Favorite comment [Original Japanese review]
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The war machine is cool, it's also where you get the beam with shubbibbin.
It seems like a tripod in the original, is it a problem on shooting?
War Machine itself appeared in a disk doll of Bakeru of Professor Fujiko F, 〓〓〓〓〓 wish I saw Meta Luna Mutant for the first time in Professor Fujiko A's comic.

2004/09/11 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Tsuru aircraft and tentacles like living things growing there are impressive. I like that design. It is odious that you can not get in touch with a heterosexual person.

Thinking now, the alien of civilization advanced by that much thinks that there is no such thing as the last, but when I saw it a long time ago,
It was quite relieved. Fuu.

There is no relation at all, but a work by which an alien ha muses in the last, a boy SF of Ryu Karuse "strategy NACL" was, and I remembered it as an irritation formula. Nostalgic.

2004/09/11 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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It is a classic work of invasion SF now.
Looking at now ... Cheap ... Maybe so, I do not have any problem as I like these special effects rather than CG.
I think that it is much higher than the CG of recent years except at least the shop called the realness of the image.
War coming up with almost overwhelming sense of intimidation, making almost no sound, depiction of machine.
I think that the scenes etc. that burn a human being in an enthusiastic war with "Let's be friends" were filled with strange power that can not be compare with recent CG.
Especially scenes where Martian people invade into houses are scared enough that the tension of the site will be transmitted to here.
In recent years CG got a beautiful image, but it feels like it's just that.
There is certainly power, but the terror of the alien has not been transmitted straight from the screen.
In depiction reality I think that this "space war" far exceeds SF movies in recent years.
By the way, the climax of "Independence Day" computer virus to compete with aliens is a tribute to this work.
However, in the case of "Independence Day", it is impossible to set a bit, though ....

2004/09/08 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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1953 ... a huge meteorite dropped in the mountains of California. Dr. Forester and others began investigating quickly, but their identity was an invader from Mars. Eventually, innumerable disks "War Machine" emerged from the meteorite. Before the powerful ray that they emit, we can not compete with the military weapons, and people lose the technique to do. Humanity, a danger! Can you fight off a Martian person ...?
It is a synopsis, but it is a classic among classics of alien work. It is a work scheduled for remake in movie version again this time. At the time as the highest level of technology (?), Powerful destruction scenes, real panic depictions are united, making the whole story feel tense. But is it stupid if you see it now?

A Martian appearing in the Welsh original is very frightening.
Compared to them, Mars who makes human a "living toy." The Martian of Attack is still human being. Mars. Attack Mars will kill people while having fun, but Welsh Martian probably has not felt anything. They kill people as if to mow weeds. An inorganic killer that human beings and Martians are mutually heresy or killed by "without even having conversation". There is nothing as beautiful as humanity is said at all.
In a sense, in the world's first "invasion of the alien invasion SF", Wells has extremely advanced the "alien".
An intellectual life form body completely different from human beings. Not only form but also mentality.
That is the kimono of the "Space War", and if you make it into a movie, by all means, I would like you to make use of that.

2004/09/06 Bad(-1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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I just can not forgive this movie just because I love the original.
Although it may be useless as then, the stage of the original 19
It moves from the century, there is no burning romance of Han, Thunder child is not going out! There is absolutely no human cousin. There is no multi-legged battery turret,
In the first look, I cried "This is not a space war."
It is something I want you to do with the LXG, as soon as the Martian reattacks again.
LXG 2 Do it quickly !! With Connery re-appearing if possible.

2004/09/06 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Is it really 51 years since my creation? It is a classic in classics. It is 24 years older than the unknown encounter
There are remembered that it was fairly interesting to watch on television as junior high school students over 20 years ago, but I guess that it is not going to work as expected in today's teens.
Although evaluation of such classic is annoying, I will evaluate the epoch making point.

2004/09/06 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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The alien is invading and the use of nuclear weapons is called national ...
The coolness of the war machine stands out, but the content is so much ...
Also, the dark wrist of the Martians affected by the Earth's bacteria is impressive, if only weak we had not come to Earth ...