Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Some thoughts on Spielberg's War of the Worlds

As was obvious to everyone from its opening day onwards, the 2005 "War of the Worlds" is a response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Al-Qaeda, as the cliche yet accurate observation goes, turned Hollywood action movies into reality by toppling the towers, and Spielberg, for whatever reason, decided to respond by turning that reality back into a Hollywood movie.