Which version of War of the Worlds do you prefer?

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Which version of War of the Worlds do you prefer?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
George Pal's 1953 The War of the Worlds 11 vote(s) 64.7%
Steven Speilberg's 2005 War of the Worlds 6 vote(s) 35.3%
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  1. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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  2. imperial_dork Manager Emeritus

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    George Pal's 1953 The War of the Worlds

    I thought Spielberg's version was "pretty", but otherwise fell flat.
  3. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

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    George Pal's 1953 The War of the Worlds. Not that I consider it more than a mediocre sci-fi movie for it's time.
  4. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    The version from 1953..
  5. Grand_Admiral_Grant Ex-Mod

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    Spielbergs version

    The acting, scenario etc. pretty much everything was better in the '53 version, but it just has gotten wayyyyy too old with outdated special effects to be taken seriously on any level.
  6. CaptSparrow Jedi Master

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    I like George Pal's version the best because it is pretty neat to see the machines gliding across the burning city of LA is quite powerful and almost a form of art.
  7. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Haven't seen either.
  8. Everton Chosen One

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    Spielberg's version is an absolute disgrace.

    So not that... however the 1953 version is no great shakes.

    What about the radio drama, the musical, and the original novel?
  9. Jedi-Anakin-Solo Force Ghost

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    All I've seen is the Speilberg version, but it's one of my all time favorites.
  10. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I like the 1953 version depsite it's use as a religious propoganda film.
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