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Tonight was the first time I’d watched Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds, and although it’s been a very long time since I’d read the book I honestly thought it wasn’t actually that bad. With one exception. I found myself wishing that Rachel Ferrier, played by Dakota Fanning, would shut up and die. She does nothing but scream and whine which doesn’t befit the characters age or role, in my opinion. What’s worse is that I wanted to do this from about 5-10 minutes into the film.

I do feel like I should re-read the novel again though. Which is always a good thing as I’d just run out of Iain M. Banks material and was considering buying another one of Harry Turtledove’s World War / Colonisation novels.