Originally Posted by OmniscientCause
You both know that you can't really blame spielberg for the ending of WOW...its a book and thats how it ends.
I guess I have some downloading to do over the next few weeks. I saw a decent amount of movies in theater this year but only one I saw in best picture was argo.
A couple problems with this.
1. My main problem was not with how the aliens are defeated. As you said, that's the book and that's fine. My issue was with the pukingly-sweet ending of the whole family being reunited up in Boston, including the son who ran headfirst into an attack on the aliens. Total weak sauce. Total emotional manipulative bullshit, just like every film of Spielberg's in the last twenty years.
2. You're right the book ended the same way, and for something written in the 19th century that's a fine way to end the book. But this movie was 2005. We know more now than we did then. And it's no longer plausible that an alien race that rides lightning bolts through space and can otherwise entirely wipe us out wouldn't have a bio-hazard suit to keep out germs. That's a horribly dated idea.
Frankly, as I've said before, if aliens come to kill us we will have no chance whatsoever. Any alien invasion movie where humanity survives is simply dumb.