Saturday, August 24, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.
An effective and very imaginative variation than an adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel, some scenes even reach Hieronymous Bosch intensity.
On second view: I still find it exciting.
Maltin**1/2: "Update of H. G. Wells' novel never names Mars as the source of the invaders, but wastes no time getting started, throwing action and special effects sequences at the viewer almost nonstop...but it ends with a whimper, not a bang, muting the entire experience."
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The hunter and tracker Shalako has to save a party of European hunters who are in danger from an Indian uprising.
Standard Western stuff, overlong and not particularly exciting.
Halliwell (no star): "A cute idea is given routine treatment; though packed with stars, the action never becomes very exciting despite incidental brutalities."
Maltin *1/2: "Supposed potent casting of Connery and Bardot can't revive slow-moving Western..."