|i know, this is an older topic - but i have to say, that i'm finding the Spielberg Version of War Of the Worlds not as bad as some of you.|
Of Course, there are may details changed, when you compare the H.G. Wells book and the film, but i think, this is just artistic freedom - and there are a lot of films that more far away from the version of the books they are based on.
Spielberg hav just done it right - he puts a classic book and changed it to a modern world - where most of the viewers don't know H.G. Wells book.
So, he made this Classic Sci-Fi available for Kids and maybe, they deal with the original stuff.
You don't have to forget, that most of us are knowing all the stuff around the Musical Version, the 50's film and all other things, based on war of the worlds.
But does any Kid of today known these things also?
Did they read other books than "Harry Potter" ?
No - so, the Spielberg Film is a good way to bring such Classics back.
Nobody would look it, if it's playing in the Vicotian Time...
They haven't any relation to this period.