War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012)

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Comments on Movie: War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012)
"That limited scope in animation resources really hurts when the story is about a planetary invasion. Presumably to keep costs low and to simplify animators’ workload, some scenes are conspicuously underdeveloped." - Ian Sedensky, Culture Crypt.

"A bit muddled. Video is somewhat inconsistent; but given the manner in which it combines multiple types and styles of animation, that's probably not a big surprise." - Jim Thomas, DVD Verdict.

"There are a couple of sub-plots throughout the movie that are meant to serve as story exposition but honestly, they are a waste of time and end up going nowhere." - James McDonald, Red Carpet Crash.

"The battles and explosions depicted here are not so engaging as to make up for the lifeless human element." - Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com.

"Visually pretty but storytelling wise, it is absolutely boring." - Rosalyn Lim.

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War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012) at a glance
War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012) is a sci-fi steampunk animated feature directed by Joe Pearson. It is based on English novel "The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells.

War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012) Synopsis
In 1899, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martian's 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth's tiny bacteria.

Movie Review: War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012)

Eric Wells and Jennifer Carter.

War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012) is visually pretty but storytelling wise, it is absolutely boring. If it wasn't the awesome concept from the novel and the effort on visuals, this one honestly might end up being the second animated feature I'd rate 1 star. But I rated it 5 stars anyway, as some of you might like it for whatever reasons.

Martians in War of the Worlds.

When compared to all older Malaysian animated features, War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012) does has a nice feel to it but the plot is unfortunately quite bad. There are so many illogical scenes that are left unexplained or unfinished even until the end. The backstory? Certainly without much thought as it is not clear or even established in the animated feature itself.

Ending scene.

I understand alien invasion and steampunk are interesting but the series of random elements and events here won't make it a great storytelling or an enjoyable, at least for me even though it is the prettiest Malaysian animated film. (Out of four that I have seen.)

Movie Ratings
Will write a page regarding this and add this to all animated feature entries in the future.

Who will like this?
Those who love alien invasion and steampunk movies, I guess.

Details of the movie
Director: Joe Pearson
Producer: Leon Tan, David Abramowitz, Mike Bloemendal, Joe Pearson.
Story: Joe Pearson
Screenplay: David Abramowitz
Cinematography: Young Hwan Sang
Music: Luka Kuncevic
Studio: Tripod Group
Starring: Adrian Paul, Adam Baldwin, Peter Wingfield, Mark Sheppard, Elizabeth Gracen, Jim Byrnes, Beau Billingslea, Matt Letscher, Rob Middleton, Tony Eusoff.
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: Not sure.
Country: Malaysia
Language: English
Genre: Action Adventure Sci-Fi Steampunk
Running time: 85 mins
Budget: Not sure.
Box office: USD 91,785 est.

Official website(s)
http://www.wotw-goliath.com/

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Various Other Animation Studios
Rosalyn's Animated Movie Marathon

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