Originally Posted by adidasss
i could argue with you about this, but i'm not sure i feel like it...i thought the portrail of human behaviour amidst total chaos was amazing, the plot development was also very good, it's just a small segment of their lives and it was done very good not to mention the realistic portrayle of a broken family, no script holes, the movie is on the verge of being a horror flick...a thoroughly enjoyable experience...that's all i have to say...
There was no plot development. They drive and walk and thats it. Lots of special effects ad explosions. And eventually when they get to Boston miraculaosly the one block of Boston untouched by alien destruction is the block where the kids mother is and the boy is somehow untouched. Tom Cruise could have save hundreds of peoples lives by telling them that all they had to do to fix a car is to replace the starter solenoid(an emp wouldnt affect this anyway). The post alien attack scenery lkooks like something out of willy wonka with licorice laying on the ground. The charecters were sooo bad. Much of what happens is pointless. The boy stealing he car had nothing to do with the movie at all except it made Cruise go outside. Sooo much of the movie was just filler. I especially loved when he crawled into the hummer that had obviously been on fire and grabbed a belt of grnades which werent detonated or even hot. The belt wast even charred. The portrayl of human deperity goes two ways. Not only wwerew people desperate to get the car. Cruise wouldnt even allow them to ride with him. He refused to even give up the reason why the cars wouldnt start. I just htought it was a bunch of action star dribble.