||The Town Hall has a great article by John Leo concerning the latest regurgitation from the left coast. David Koepp, screenwriter of War of the Worlds, claims "Martian attackers in the film represent the American military, while the Americans being slaughtered at random represent Iraqi civilians."
What is this nut talking about? I didn't think that the Martians were liberating anybody. I also don't recall the Martians rebuilding schools, restoring the infrastructure, or getting murdered handing out candy to children. That's because Koepp is following the guidance of fruits like George "Only a Sith thinks in Absolutes" Lucas and Michael Moore.
I think H.G. Wells and Barre Lyndon would argue with him. For those of you who are unaware, H.G. Wells wrote the book War of the Worlds and Barre Lyndon adapted the original screenplay for the 1953 classic. Why not stand apart from the lefty fruits and say something sane like the Martians represent the terrorists and truth, justice and the American way will always triumph, or if that is too much trouble, keep your trap shut. In fact keep your mouth shut, every screenplay that is half decent is an adaptation of a novel or another movie. Koepps's original screenplays reads like the garbage outside of a third rate movie rental store: The Paper, Suspicious and Bad Influence. Can't say I remember them.
This is actually part of the problem with Hollywood, there is no originality. They follow each other lock step politically and in their lack of originality. War of the Worlds, already stated, The Bad News Bears, Billy Bob, you are no Walter Matthau, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where's Gene Wilder when you need him. I have as much desire to go to the movies right now as I do to pour Tabasco in my eyes.