War of the Worlds

When I was a kid, one of my favorite movie was called War of the Worlds, about an alien invasion of Earth and people trying to survive. Of course, in the original the people trying to survive were the usual scientists that you saw in every old science fiction movie. Now there’s a new version of this story with Tom Cruise, and while I was initially skeptical about it I just saw a new trailer for it today that gave me chills. In the new version it’s just about a dock worker and his two kids trying to survive as the invasion comes, and it looks like it could be a wonderful commentary on humanity and the human spirit. Of course I will remain a little skeptical until I see it, but I have to say I am impressed by what I’ve seen so far.

Here’s the link to the main site where you’ll find the regular trailers and teasers.

Here’s the link to the new Japanese version of the trailer (Japanese subtitles and a Japanese voiceover) which is longer and I think is the best version of the trailer. Interestingly enough, in Japanese it’s called “Uchu Senso” or “Space War”, which I guess fits it well enough.