Thursday, June 30, 2005

Have yet to see Batman Begins, but I just got back from seeing War of the Worlds, which was excellent. I never finished reading the book on which it is based (by the great H.G. Wells), out of boredom, but the film (the second adaptation, the campy sci-fi flick of 1953 being the first [and apparently based not on Wells' novel but on the Orson Welles' radio broadcast]) was well-constructed and paced. Morgan Freeman's narration is spot-on, and suffice it to say the film was very good. Truly, it opened my eyes to our woeful unpreparedness for Martian invasion. But we certainly have plenty of threats at home to worry about first.

2 comments:

DJ Robbie Rob said...

my american university film professor showed us that movies come out at times that reflect contemporary social conditions, masked as other things, in this case "Martians" = terrorists. And are we unprepared...

Alex said...

True; in the original, the Martians were 'masked' commies.