Sunday, November 18, 2012

Review Of : War Of The World : Goliath (3D)

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Watched "WAR OF THE WORLDS : GOLIATH" in 3D a couple of days ago. 

Directed By Joe Pearson

Voiced By Adrian Paul, Adam Baldwin, Peter Wingfield, Elizabeth Gracen, Jim Byrnes, Beau Billingslea, Mark Sheppard

In 1899, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martian's 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth's tiny bacteria.In 1914, on the eve of World War I, Martians stage a second attack, stronger and more powerful than before, to complete what they had begun. But this time, they meet a very different Earth. This time, the humans fight back.

First of all, I'm quite sure that you heard of this movie its because of the news that War of the Worlds
 : Goliath won for Best 3D Animated Film in The LA Film Festival, am I right? 
Well, none the less, the 3D effects are really quite good. Considering that this is a 2D animated film and its local. :P 

Despite the downside of the rather predictable plot & bland script. The story, layout, design & effects serve well in contrast. 

I have to say that I'm really impressed with the animation of the characters & the concept artwork not forgetting the well-composed music that makes it epic. This will be great film if you love war, bi-planes, steam-punk designs & all.  

The story was interesting but I really wished that they had a more solid script & a better plot. I believe the main idea of World of the World is to give homage to H.G. Well's original story. 
The voice casts was really good. Taking international voices that matched the characters well. Each character would have performed better if they were given more screen time in my opinion.
Visuals, as I said, I'm impressed. In my opinion, the animation of the characters are very "anime-ish". The layout & the artwork are well-done & deserve a praise.

 All in all, World Of The Worlds : Goliath is indeed one of the few successful local films. I recommend you to watch it for the visuals. If possible, in 3D of course. (: 

My Rating?

Plot : 3/5
Storyline : 3.75/5
Characters*: 3.5/5 
Effects** :4/5
OVERALL : 7.25/10.

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JamesKYTan said...

Aha, the first 80-foottall Martians fell prey to earth's tiny micro-organisms. It is a good laugh.

Small Kucing said...

sound like good show

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@JamesKYTan, Haha yeah. You should watch it. (:

@Small Kucing, Well, if you would like to support the local industry, you should. (:

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)