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Thread #164760   Message #4013972
Posted By: keberoxu
16-Oct-19 - 10:38 AM
Thread Name: BS: War of the Worlds film by the BBC (2018)
Subject: RE: BS: War of the Worlds film by the BBC (2018)
I could not watch, myself.
Forewarned is forearmed.
Reading all the blurbs and advance publicity, linked to on this thread,
toughened me to the intrusion of the romantic angle.

The reason the romance has any bearing whatever on H. G. Wells,
is because -- slight spoiler here --
at the very end / denouement of the novel of origin,
there is an extremely emotional reunion staged.
True, Wells focussed exclusively on the man
who is included in the reunion,
as he is the protagonist/narrator throughout Wells' novel.

So, fleshing out the young mother
who is part of the reunion
goes beyond Wells's intentions, and that is a fact.

What did you think of Ogilvy the scientist, robomatic?
Was Ogilvy killed during the invasion,
as happens in the book?