The Coming of the Martians

The War of the Worlds is the high standard for all alien invasion movies. It’s the most well known story H.G. Wells has ever written. As it detailed Martians invading Earth through meteors that fall from the sky. Concealing flying tripods that disintegrate anyone in their path. Leading to mass panic and military involvement. Until the Martians succumb to the littlest things God has put on the Earth. Which everybody knows is common bacteria.

The War of Worlds also lead to the most infamous radio show ever broadcast. When the late great director Orson Welles (no relation) performed his broadcast on halloween in 1938. It caused a similar mass panic that some claim lead to death. All this attention finally lead to the movie The War of the Worlds in 1953. Albeit with a few notable differences. The most obvious change being the design of the tripods. As they don’t even have the legs that make them tripods. Instead they’re flying saucers with a telescopic heat ray attached to it. It’s still just as intimidating though.

My mom really wants the movie’s poster with the ships on it. In fact, she was the one who first introduced us to the movie. I saw it when I was a kid and it creeped me out. Even if the women are a little “50’s” acting. In moments like when we see the Martians for the first time. Large brown creatures with a green, blue, and red face. In the end, The War of the Worlds movie draws its strength from the power of faith and prayer. Something I would definitely be doing a lot of in case aliens ever decide to invade Earth.

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The alien ships

One thought on “The Coming of the Martians

  1. This really was and still is an amazing movie and one that is pretty much timeless. The effects for those days were astounding and still manage to hold up quite well in this day and modern age ๐Ÿ˜€Definitely one movie that I know I will watch again ๐Ÿ˜€

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