01/12/2005: Thought for the Day:
As excited as I am about the prospect of seeing bug-eyed aliens blowing the shit out of our treasured national landmarks, I can't help but think we've seen all this before. The film was initially going to be set in Victorian England, like the novel, but that seems to have gone out the window. Happily for us, bringing the story to the present day will allow for all sorts of nifty product placement opportunities.
This new teaser doesn't really show us anything aside from a bunch of suburbanites doing what they do best: staring into the distance at advancing carnage while inexplicably not heading for the hills. I mean, come on people, this is what those goddamned Land Rovers are for.
--Pete Vonder Haar [A Perfectly Cromulent Blog, on the teaser for War of the Worlds]
Len on 01.12.05 @ 07:42 AM CST