War of the Worlds
Ray is a divorced dockworker whose children are staying with him when a fleet of spaceships appears. Forced to become the protective father he's never been, Ray scrambles to usher his kids to safety in this loose adaptation of H.G. Wells's novel.
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- Steven Spielberg
- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 2006 Razzie® Awards
- Worst Actor nominee: Tom Cruise
PG-13Frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing images
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; cast and crew information.
English, English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HD, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette; behind-the-scenes featurette; additional featurettes; theatrical teaser trailer.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie features repeated violence by frightening, spider-legged and penetrative machines, in particular directed against a 10-year-old girl. Her high-pitched screams and tears might alarm younger viewers. The aliens blow up streets, buildings, and cars, explode or zap some humans into dust, and literally suck the blood out of others (this last occurs in long shot, but it's clear what's going on). In one scary scene, a mob of humans attack Ray and his kids in their car (again, the girl's reaction is disquieting). The movie also includes some harsh language, tense scenes between Ray and his son, and Ray and his ex-wife, and Ray commits what he sees as a necessary murder off-screen.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- Aliens attack; humans evaporated, exploded, de-blooded, floating en masses in a river, and sucked up.
- Abrupt and passionate.
- Social Behavior
- Father and son mutually disrespectful; people afraid, selfish, and violent.
- Generic products referenced.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Some drinking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it