War of the Worlds [1953]

“…fought with the terrible weapons of super-science, menacing all mankind and every creature on Earth, comes…The War of the Worlds!”

Watched War of the Worlds, the 1953 version, #29 on Film 4. Has a v theatrical, almost stage/set kind of a feel. It has dated v badly.

Hilariously, it won an academy award for its special effects at the time but it looks v crude looking at it now, 63 years later.

Funny how townsfolk were allowed to interact with the phenomena, which would never happen. One even poked it with a pointy stick!

I think the coolest thing about this film is that it was adapted from a book that was written in 1897. 119 years ago. WHAT?!

Really cool capture of the time with WWI/WWII & nuclear & all that on peeps minds. Worth a watch once. But found the adaption dull.

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