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Which version of War of the Worlds do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by NYCitygurl, Sep 5, 2008.

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Which version of War of the Worlds do you prefer?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. George Pal's 1953 The War of the Worlds

    64.7%
  2. Steven Speilberg's 2005 War of the Worlds

    35.3%
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  1. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Poll [face_idea] by CaptSparrow
     
  2. imperial_dork

    imperial_dork Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Rouge77 Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    The version from 1953..
     
  5. Grand_Admiral_Grant

    Grand_Admiral_Grant Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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 pretty much everything was better in the '53 version, but it just has gotten wayyyyy too old with outdated special effects to be taken seriously on any level.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

    CaptSparrow Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Haven't seen either.
     
  8. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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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

    Jedi-Anakin-Solo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Apr 3, 2002
    I like the 1953 version depsite it's use as a religious propoganda film.
     
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