November 29, 2005

And now our daughter will play for you on the recorder

I'm off today, and I intend to enjoy it by reading, napping, and watching movies (not necessarily in that order). Meanwhile, in case you are desperate for something to read, here's an excerpt from my brother's review of "War of the Worlds":

(Spoiler: he didn't like it too much...)

A million years ago, a far-more-intelligent & superior alien race buried thousands of death machines (huge Tripods) underground, which have remained undiscovered because they were apparently cleverly hidden "in-between" where all municipalities on Earth would ever lay water and sewer lines. Anyway, in 2005, members of this non-specific alien race return in the form of lightning-bolts to pilot the Tripods out of the ground. First, the Tripod monsters announce their presence with an unimaginative, steamboat-like "HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONK!" Then, they proceed to terrorize curious onlookers who must all be thinking, "Wow, a 900-foot gigantic, scary-thing just erupted out of the ground. I think I will get much closer and see if I can read the Industrial-Light-&-Magic copyright on its leg." The alien machines spend a good part of the movie disintegrating people, and conversely, another part of the movie harvesting people (to use as fuel?). I guess the aliens had no better idea of their purpose than the audience, other than one obvious objective, which was to prevent Tom Cruise from getting his loudmouth daughter to Boston to reunite with her Mommy. Luckily, Mommy happens to be vacationing in the only neighborhood in the entire movie that remains protected from the aliens' widespread destruction. Maybe it is an Historic district.
Posted by Susie at November 29, 2005 09:19 AM | TrackBack

Kewl! So where do I go to read the rest of it?

Posted by: Tuning Spork at November 29, 2005 07:16 PM

Thanks for this.

I had briefly entertained thoughts of seeing the movie. Those are gone now.

Posted by: Harvey at December 2, 2005 08:54 PM

yeah, i just saw it the other day. pretty weak. he forgot to mention how the emp blast took out all the electronics, but a guy is using a video camera (like a sony handheld) not 5 minutes later.

Posted by: Patriot Xeno at December 6, 2005 08:48 AM