Friday, February 25, 2011

Monster of the Day: Martians

Source:  George Pal's War of the Worlds
Location:  Mars then Earth
Threat Assessment:  7.   War machines of great power armed with energy beams that are to earth weapons indestructable. 
Limitations:  The common cold.
Personal Notes:  I perfer this version of H.G. Wells' novel to all others. While the tripod design of the original is imposing, I perfer the sleek design of Pal's martian machines.  They are like deadly manta rays firing off death rays.  The martians themselves are suitable alien with their sucker fingers and three pupil eye. They are complete monsters with nothing positive to say about them. 

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