War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds (2005)

Ending / spoiler

Rachel (Dakota Fanning)) and Ray (Tom Cruise) get found by a tripod in the basement. They both get captured by it and are held in a metal holding pen with many other survivours. They soon discover that the tripod is intending on devouring them. It tries to take Ray but he gets pulled out by the others and he spits out two pins of the grenades he found earlier. The grenades destroy the tripod from the inside and the remaining survivors escape to Boston to discover that the tripods are dying for unknown reasons. They encounter one last tripod but the army blows it up because it no longer has a force field. Finally Rachel and Ray make it to where Rachel's mother is staying and they find that no one is hurt and by some miraculous event Robbie is there. In the closing scene we are told that the aliens were doomed from the beginning because they weren't immune to Earth's micro organisms; humans earned the right to live on Earth because many died before we were immunized.

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Quotes

Ray: They came from someplace else.
Robbie: What do you mean, like, Europe?
Ray: No, Robbie, not like Europe!

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Mistakes

On the ferry, Rachel wears the purple/pink camouflage hoodie OVER her orange knit sweater with the colorful stripe sleeves, as usual. Now this is where things become strange. In the first shot as the trio come ashore, she is only wearing her orange sweater, she is not wearing the purple/pink hoodie – note the clear lack of fur hood. In the very next shot as they climb a bit more and then rest, Rachel is wearing the purple/pink hoodie – note the hood, but now it's on UNDER her orange sweater. In the underwater shots she is also wearing it under the orange sweater. (This odd mistake has absolutely nothing to do with the very long wool cloak that Rachel wears in the next scene.)

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Trivia

Gene Barry and Ann Robinson, stars of the 1953 version of this movie, make a small cameo in this movie as Mary Ann's parents. You can see them at the end when the whole family is reunited.

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