Now this is my kind of coming of age. There isn't any like it I've ever seen. A refreshment of nostalgia. An adolescent, pubescent slice of white suburban insecurity. It's difficult to put into words the insurmountable strangeness of the film. It's a straightforward script to be clear, but the effictiveness of its simplicity, the natural performances from each character, and malaise of daily life is captured beautifully.
All these years later, and War of the World's aggressive story of human extermination is still a brilliant highlight in Spielberg's career and arguably the most terrifying invasion film ever made. Spielberg's incredible ability to capture long wide shots and maximize the scope of the tripods within the frame creates just haunting, deeply scary imagery of tall, metal terrestrials annihilating massive populations. It's surely not to escape your brain anytime soon, and I doubt it ever will.