• Publication date: September 1, 2010

A battle for the future of humankind War of the Worlds: They're already here

�War of the Worlds� revolves around Ray Ferrier, a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm hits.

�War of the Worlds� revolves around Ray Ferrier, a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm hits.

Moments later, at an intersection near his house, Ray witnesses an extraordinary event that will change all their lives forever. A towering three-legged war machine emerges from deep beneath the earth and, before anyone can react, incinerates everything in sight.

An ordinary day has suddenly become the most extraordinary event of their lifetimes - the first strike in a catastrophic alien attack on Earth. Ray scrambles to get his children away from this merciless new enemy.

They embark on a journey that will take them across the ravaged countryside, where they become caught in the desperate tide of refugees fleeing from an extraterrestrial army of Tripods. But no matter where they run, there is no safety, no refuge, only Ray's unconquerable will to protect the ones he loves.

"War of the Worlds" was nominated for Oscar Award for best achievement in sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects. It won Saturn Award for best performance by a young actress (Dakota Fanning), and was nominated for Saturn Award for best actor (Tom Cruise), and best director (Steven Spielberg). The film also won BMI Film Music Award and Critic Choice Award for best young actress (Dakota Fanning.)

With a production budget of US$ 132 millions, the gross box office revenues amounted to US$ 591 millions.

This movie is rated PG-13 for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing images.

Year: 2005

Runtime: 116 mins

Genre: Action/Adventure

Starring:

Tom Cruise

Dakota Fanning

Miranda Otto

Tim Robbins

Justin Chatwin

Directed by: Steven Spielberg