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War of the Worlds

Discussion in 'off topic' started by cctaylor, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    You certainly didn't. Three hours of my life I won't get back.
  2. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    I actually like the Tom Cruise film, but the plot made no sense what so ever, i.e. why? Why in that version did they want to zap down to earth into robots they buried 1000s of years ago.
  3. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    Agreed. I managed to miss the first two episodes but I always hoped that someone would produce an authentic version of Wells's book. This last gloomy, rather perplexing episode didn't look at all good to me. Admittedly I was disadvantaged because I didn't know who the characters were and it took a while to realise that a lot of it was flashback. Waste of an hour. The definitive visual version remains to be made.
  4. cjarchez

    cjarchez pfm Member

    You were warned ;)

  5. calorgas

    calorgas Ratty bumpkin

    I'd seen the first but missed the second. Watched last night's episode and it felt more like an ordeal than light entertainment. Pap.
  6. lazycat

    lazycat pfm Member

    It made for a good set-piece and the film is full of them.

    I liked the film except for the annoying children.. At least it was entertaining and occasionally scary - the bit with the ferry sticks out.
  7. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    We saw all three episodes. I was complaining to mein schatz from the start.
    Endless lingering shots on the female lead, especially close-ups of her face whilst she looked wistfully into the distance. Flashing lights and 'shakey-cam' in abundance. Most of all, the muddled storyline. Atrocious.

    I note the Daily Mail initially praised the forthcoming programme, then slated it today, with a "leftie anti-british" angle.

    For a programme that aired after 9 o'clock in the evening, it felt more child friendly than Dr. Who.

    (currently listening to Jeff Wayne - the David Essex bit...)
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  8. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The one thing I liked was the Martians had a kind of Francis Bacon look to them!
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  9. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    My paper's review of the first episode was two stars (/5) and that of the second episode was 1 star. I've never seen a no star review so they obviously took the simpler route with no review at all for the 3rd episode.
  10. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    "Illegal Immigrant Martians.. coming here and eating us...." "I blame the EU"
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  11. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Maybe they should've had a Mars bar in place; red passports only.
  12. waxkinglyrical

    waxkinglyrical pfm Member

    I’m probably not going to indulge episode 3, asides from the hand wringing post colonial guilt Weltschmerz that the beeb regularly trots out, it is once again the inability to tell a story and conclude it satisfactorily.

    The pointless protracted camera work on the lead female (at least not accompanied with music) is completely lame, if no dialogue is required move onto the next scene, as viewers I reckon we can form our own emotions without it being needlessly s-e-m-a-p-h-o-r-e-d on our behalf.

    Robert Carlyle - what was he wasting his time for here?

    If you want to watch something on the box that is engaging, well acted, bloat free and gripping try season 2 of The Sinner which is everything that WOTW isn’t.
  13. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    The cgi creatures were sub scifi channel, I so wanted it to be good but alas a waste of time.
  14. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Remainiac Terrorist

    I'm going to make my own with sock puppets. And one of those lemon squeezers...

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  15. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    A friend of mine has one of those lemon squeezers. As a means of squeezing lemons it is fairly useless, the stuff goes everywhere. It probably makes better sense made into a sock-alien.
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  16. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    Where is poldark? he would save the day, but probbaly not the series.

  17. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    and take his shirt off.
  18. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    The first episode was okayish and then everything went downhill. Watched the third instalment last night and it was incredibly depressing, from the acting through the story to the colour of the sky and earth. Are the humans all dead now? They deserve to be for putting on that tripe.

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  19. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

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  20. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Haven't seen Star Trek Discovery. Did I miss anything?


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