Broog on War of the Worlds
Broog should write a book. His reviews never fail to make my day, and it's appropriate that he should work overtime on his War of the Worlds review:
The point is that Broog knows a thing or two about conquering Earth, and therefore has a unique perspective on Spielberg’s latest SF inactioner. [snip] Since Broog has gone this far, he will enumerate the failings of the unseen, but hopefully eviscerated, alien general.
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7. A proper heat ray should cause the subject to burst into flames and scream, not vaporise them quickly, leaving only outer clothing and (mysteriously) no underwear. Although Broog accepts that it is statistically possible, he doubts that every human killed in the film was 'going commando'.
I suppose I should warn you about all the spoilers, but really it's a remake of a 100-year-old story. Is there anybody left that doesn't know how it goes? But just in case, spoilers ahead...