27: War Of The Worlds

This week, Cruise is a bad dad in Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds (2005)! Is too much structure a bad thing? Does this film contain the worst character in Cruise’s entire filmography? What is the title convention for the Lilo & Stitch sequels?

Content warning: violence, gore, child endangerment

Unanswered Questions:

  • Does Ray arc as a protagonist?
  • How is this film in conversation with 9/11 and the War on Terror?
  • Does the compressed production schedule hurt the clarity of the film’s plot?

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