I saw it in a movie once...
I just saw the remake of "War Of The Worlds" and I will admit that is visually impressive. I must say that after watching the several "Apocalyptic-ish" film titles come and go:one after the other, over the past ten years; I've developed a slight immunity to the "shock-factor" these titles were supposed to deliver. But I still found this recent addition to be:good. Was Tom Cruise a necessary addition? No.
What did "shock" me, was the comments I heard from other movie-patron while leaving the theatre:
":I thought the movie was pretty good, but the ending was lame."
":so bacteria killed them? Couldn't they have come up with a better ending than that?"
":there've been too many alien-attacking-earth movies; I think they should try something new for a change."
YES! These people are unaware that "War Of The Worlds" is a book, a radio-drama, a movie, a TV series, a TV movie, and ANOTHER movie. Is modern America truly THAT ignorant? Can a great work of literature of science-fiction ONLY be given its proper attention when combined with a famous Hollywood leading-man, and a 250 million dollar budget?