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Mighty panorama of Earth-shaking fury as an army from Mars invades!Aug. 13, 195385 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – H.G. Wells’ classic novel is brought to life in this tale of alien invasion. The residents of a small town in California are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills. Their joy is tempered somewhat when they discover that it has passengers who are not very friendly.
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_**Clark Kent & Lois Lane face an invasion of Martians!**_

A flaming meteor lands near a small town in rural California, yet it turns out it’s not really a meteor, but rather the beginning of an extraterrestrial invasion!

“The War of the Worlds” (1953) loosely interprets H.G. Wells’ classic 1898 novel and moves the events up to the mid-20th century wherein Earthlings have modern weapons at their disposal, including the atomic bomb.

Gene Barry and Ann Robinson play the protagonists, who are seriously reminicent of Clark Kent & Lois Lane. The movie wisely focuses on the alien invasion as seen through their eyes, which naturally gives the story human interest. The Martian vessels are superbly depicted and very threatening. Even better, the flick doesn’t skimp on showing the aliens up-close-and-personal and they’re even better than those in the 2005 reimagining (the one with Tom Cruise).

While the first two acts are compelling sci-fi cinema of the highest order (in its quaint early 50’s way), the story somewhat loses it’s captivating power in the last act when the story switches to Earth vs. the Martians and Clark, I mean Dr. Forrester, stumbling around post-apocalyptic Los Angeles desperately searching for Lois, I mean Sylvia.

The film runs 1 hour, 28 minutes, and was shot in Southern Cal & Arizona.


Review By: Wuchak Rating: 8 Date: 2020-05-26
Smashing sci-fi film that is a landmark for special effects.

Martians invade Earth with total destructive powers, seemingly unstoppable, mankind must find a way to beat them before all is Lost.

In spite of the uproar and considerable success of Orson Welles’ 1938 radio adaptation of the H.G Wells novel, War Of The Worlds was a topic that directors were staying well away from. Such high esteemed men like as Cecil B. DeMille & Alfred Hitchcock were mooted to be interested but it always came down to a worry that the special effects needed for the story were too much of a headache. Enter producer George Pal, noted for puppetoon shorts, he managed to sway the big wigs at Paramount that it could indeed be done, and thus the chain of big colour spaceships blasting, sci-fi creatures lurking and blockbuster bums on seats movies began.

Directed by Byron Haskin, this version of the source moves the location from Edwardian England to 20th Century America, and this works a treat because the watching American public were genuinely unnerved at the sight of contemporary America being reduced to rubble by an invading force. The makers further our sense of dread by only letting us glimpse the aliens once in a wonderful scene (respectfully homaged in Stephen Spielberg’s 2005 version of the source), other than that scene we are subjected to attack after attack from shiny flying saucers, slick and ground breaking effects working their magic on an impressionable audience.

Outside of those known to hardcore sci-fi fans, the cast doesn’t contain any stars of note, probably due to all the money being used on the effects? And for sure many of them come across as wooden beyond compare (though the lovely Ann Robinson lights up every scene she is in), while if I’m to be over critical: then the romantic thread in the film is tiresome and the religious overtone is tardily done. But War Of The Worlds 1953 still stands proud as a brave and hugely enjoyable picture thats importance has never been (nor should it be) understated, and even allowing for nostalgic fervour from this particular viewer, I heartily recommend this film to anyone interested in template movies for the sci-fi genre. 7/10

Review By: John Chard Rating: 7 Date: 2014-09-06
Still a classic after 50 years!
This film is easily one of the Top Ten of the Sci-Fi genre. Producer George Pal and director Byron Haskin certainly reached a creative plateau back in 1953 that is seldom attained even now in the current age of CGI effects and ear-splitting soundtracks.

I was lucky to attend the 50th anniversary screening in Hollywood recently, with Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, other actors and production people from the film, and ‘Mr. Sci-Fi’ Forrest J. Ackerman, all in attendance. To see it on a full size theater screen for the first time, and with these people there, was the thrill of a lifetime, for sure!

The Martians and their war machines in this movie are still some of the best and most memorable designs in the history of science fiction films. The color cinematography and musical score also hold up very well. And any film that starts off with the beautiful space art paintings of Chesley Bonestell has my vote of approval. Also, Jack Northrup’s Flying Wing bomber puts in a splendid cameo appearance.

Simply the best ‘alien invasion’ type film ever made – bar none!

Review By: moonbus69 Rating: Date: 2003-08-19
Film debut of TV player Ann Robinson.
NOTES: Given an honorary prestigious Hollywood award for Special Effects, the film also received nominations for Film Editing (won by From Here To Eternity) and Best Sound (also won by From Here To Eternity). Negative cost: $1.2 million. Fortunately, with a rentals gross of $2 million, the movie recovered this cost and made a modest profit at the U.S./Canadian box-office. Last film of special effects photographer Gordon Jennings who died shortly after shooting was completed.

COMMENT: For once I’m thankful to our TV masters. If they had any sense, program managers would look at the disappointing box-office results achieved by The War the Worlds and say to themselves, “No way will we schedule this disaster!” I remember seeing the movie when it was originally shown (for a single week) on a double bill at the Capitol. Me and about two other people sitting in a vast auditorium the size of the Roman Colosseum. But of course TV managers don’t give a hoot for the tastes of their potential audience. They treat us all with contempt. “You’ll get whatevere we have on hand – and like it!” is their motto. Occasionally, this sort of kick-us-in-the-teeth attitude does throw up a movie I like anyway. While the rest of my fellow TV watchers are either clicking away madly to see what’s playing on the other channels or sitting put with resigned or bemused boredom (and maybe some of them even getting to like what they see after all), I’m glued to the set with such intent I’m even watching the stupid commercials for fear I might miss half-a-second here and there. Despite a somewhat old-fashioned script with its instant information dialogue and unsubtle sermonizing, The War of the Worlds is still one of the most gripping science fiction films ever made. The leads are sympathetic, the story is fascinating, and the special effects creatively awesome. These last are a superb testament to the combined talents of photographic expert Gordon Jennings, powder-man Walter Hoffman and his assistant Dick Webb, art director Albert Nozaki, stuntmen Dale Van Sickel, David Sharpe, Fred Graham and many other unsung heroes. Today’s audiences are all too familiar with the science fiction saga in which the film’s nominal hero constantly loses his status to special effects. Hollywood’s behind-the-camera wizardry in this regard is always a danger. Here, thanks to Gene Barry’s engagingly solid Everyman (and some cleverly contrived scripting which manages to place him at the center of just about all screen happenings), there is a compelling identification for and with the hero as he vainly seeks to quash the might of Martian gadgetry.

Special mention must also be made of the incredibly frightening sound effects and George Barnes’ superlative Technicolor photography.

Review By: JohnHowardReid Rating: 8 Date: 2018-03-01

Other Information:

Original Title The War of the Worlds
Release Date 1953-08-13
Release Year 1953

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min)
Budget 2000000
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated G
Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Byron Haskin
Writer H.G. Wells, Barré Lyndon
Actors Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne
Country United States
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 5 wins & 2 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix 3 Channel Stereo (Western Electric Recording) (5.0) (L-R)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (intended ratio), 1.66 : 1 (theatrical ratio)
Camera Technicolor Three-Strip Camera (uncredited)
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,332 m (Netherlands)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Technicolor, Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The War of the Worlds 1953 123movies
The War of the Worlds 1953 123movies
The War of the Worlds 1953 123movies
The War of the Worlds 1953 123movies
The War of the Worlds 1953 123movies
The War of the Worlds 1953 123movies
The War of the Worlds 1953 123movies
The War of the Worlds 1953 123movies
The War of the Worlds 1953 123movies
The War of the Worlds 1953 123movies
Original title The War of the Worlds
TMDb Rating 6.9 437 votes

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