Synopsis of War Of The Worlds, The
A contemporary retelling of the classic story by H.G. Wells, a sci-fi adventure thriller revealing the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive. Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife (Miranda Otto) and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie (Justin Chatwin) and young daughter Rachel (Dakota Fanning) for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm begins. Moments later, at an intersection near his house, Ray witnesses an extraordinary event that will change all their lives forever. A towering three-legged war machine emerges from deep beneath the earth and, before anyone can react, incinerates everything in sight. This is the first strike in a catastrophic alien attack on Earth...
Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, Tim Robbins