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While I wouldn’t try to convince people that they should like a film they clearly didn’t, there are a few points I want to make…

Essentially: The aliens come. They came to exterminate us, they almost exterminate us. Then God kills them.

I’m not sure that cuts it as a movie plot anymore. It probably did when sci-fi was young and immature as a genre – but the genre has evolved since then. Plots should be expected to have a moderate complexity and purpose.[/quote:5035e635ca]
Well what else could have happened? Remember movies can only be a certain length and having more complex stories means certain areas will end up being glossed over and not getting the amount of time they deserve or require. The focus of this movie was not really on how to stop the aliens rather the effects the attack had on an indivdual family and how they were going to survive. In that respect I think the movie portrayed it quite successfully…

Also the thing to remember with WOTW was that the whole situation was simple. The aliens were there to exterminate us…there was no come back. As was mentioned during the film, they didnt have any respect for us, it was an extermination, they didnt have a plan as they didnt think they needed one. They had their shields and knew that our aramaments would have no effect. And now that leads me to the last point…

The days of the world wars, and the cold war have passed. We are now longer as scared of being wiped out by a more technologically sophisticated enemy.[/quote:5035e635ca]
Really? While the idea of a World Wars is indeed scary, one must remember that any enemy on this planet can have damage inflicted to them, no army is invincible. Here the greatest fear was that with all of our technological advancments there wasnt a damn thing that we could do to even stall the attack, never mind repel it. Its not something we as a race have had to deal with yet but I’m pretty sure if it ever happens theres going to be plenty of scared people around…