This movie will blow you away. If you’re expecting INDEPENDENCE DAY, you’re wrong. Steven Spielberg has made his best film since SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.
This modern take on the classic H.G. Wells tale puts a modern family in the chaos of the alien invasion from the book. The film is scary like no other alien invasion movie has ever been and it is the best disaster movie I’ve ever seen when it comes to capturing the reality of the situation.
Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise, VANILLA SKY) is a working-class divorced father, who is a selfish boy underneath. His ex-wife Mary Ann (Miranda Otto, LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS) drops off their kids — teenager Robbie (Justin Chatwin, TV’s TAKEN) and 10-year-old Rachel (Dakota Fanning, MAN ON FIRE). The film casually establishes the fragile family dynamic and then all hell breaks loose once the aliens arrive. From this point on I’ll let you discover the rest of the story, which is a brutal survivor’s tale.