Daily Archives: March 5, 2014

Colon? We don’t need no steenking colon! War of the Worlds Goliath, reviewed.

A Martian in a flu mask, from "War of the Worlds Goliath."

If I were designing the poster for War of the Worlds Goliath, the suspiciously colon-free, animated steampunk sequel to H. G. Wells‘ seminal sci-fi novel War of the Worlds, the tagline would be, “And this time, they wore their flu masks!”

Orson Welles‘ 1938 radio adaptation of the book is one of my favorite things ever. I still listen to it every single Halloween. I’m a big fan of Steven Spielberg‘s 2005 movie version, too.

The cartoon sequel, which I reviewed for The Dissolve, does not fare well in such venerated company. Or even, more importantly, on its own terms.