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Attack from across the pond. War of the Worlds: The Attack (2023) - Review

The adventures of 3 young astronomers and their fight to survive a deadly Martian Invasion.

Hey there, movie buffs! Today, I'm here to share my lukewarm thoughts on the latest sci-fi flick, "War of the Worlds: The Attack." Brace yourselves, because this one's not going to leave you starry-eyed.

The plot revolves around three young astronomers who find themselves caught up in a deadly Martian invasion. Sounds promising, right? Well, hold your interstellar horses. The execution falls short of its potential, leaving much to be desired. It's like someone tried to recreate the magic of the original "War of the Worlds" but ended up with a cheap knockoff instead.

The cast, consisting of Sam Gittins, Vincent Regan, and Lara Lemon, give it their best shot, but sadly, their performances fail to ignite the screen.

Directed by Junaid Syed, this British production didn't have a hefty budget to work with, but they made the best of what they had. Yet, it's evident that the film falls short in terms of visual effects and overall production value. It's like watching a fireworks show where most of the sparks fizzle out before they reach the sky.

The dialogue in this movie can be downright corny and silly at times, making it difficult to take the characters' plight seriously. Moreover, the characters' decision-making skills leave a lot to be desired. The lead scientist seems to creep out of nowhere every time she graces the screen in the creepiest of ways. Made no sense to the story at all.

And let's not forget the wrap-up ending. It's disappointing, to say the least. After enduring an onslaught of mediocrity, the conclusion left me feeling underwhelmed and unsatisfied. But of course, they had to leave room for a potential sequel. Because apparently, in Hollywood, leaving loose ends is more important than delivering a satisfying resolution.

All in all, "War of the Worlds: The Attack" is a lackluster sci-fi adventure that fails to live up to its potential. It's a mediocre attempt at recreating a classic story, with subpar dialogue and questionable decision-making. If you're a die-hard sci-fi fan, you might find some enjoyment in it, but for the rest of us, it's a forgettable experience.


Ranking 5.5/10

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