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HG Wells' War with the World (2006)

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Credited cast:
Michael Sheen ... H.G. Wells
Sally Hawkins ... Rebecca West
Sarah Winman Sarah Winman ... Jane Wells
Dermot Crowley ... George Bernard Shaw
Branka Katic ... Maura Budberg
Jacek Koman ... Maxim Gorky
Kenneth Jay ... Henry James
Michael Cochrane ... Minister
Rebecca Ramsden Rebecca Ramsden ... Millie
Elizabeth Elvin Elizabeth Elvin ... Mrs. Hallam
Keir Charles ... Sykes
Abigail Davies Abigail Davies ... Russian Reporter
Roger Heathcott Roger Heathcott ... Josef Stalin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andy Callaghan ... Gorky's Friend
Thomas-James Fisher Thomas-James Fisher ... Jip Wells (as Thomas Fisher)
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UK

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English

Release Date:

30 September 2006 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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War of the Worlds
26 November 2006 | by lynchboy2001See all my reviews

Much like the battle that takes place in arguably Wells' most famous novel, this made for TV film seems to have a battle of it's own in the attempt to fully round the character of one of the most contentious authors of the twentieth century. And it almost works.

The first half of the film deals ostensibly with Wells' many flaws - his dream of a Utopian society (with an island for the discarded 'weak' population, to be hidden away), his war-mongering during the First World War, and his wandering eye around the ladies. However, the film is at pains to show that, rather than the hate-filled fantasies of an evil man, all his controversial ponderings come from his over-logical brain, and it is only when confronted with the actualities of the Great War that he sees the error of his ways on so many issues.

The film itself does show HG Wells as a human being, and has no problems showing his flaws and his attempts to rectify himself and the world. However, there are flashes of his predictions for the future (he coined the phrase Atom Bomb 30 years before it's invention), complete with scenes of the Vietnam & Iraqi conflicts, giving the film more of a Nostradamus feel, as if he had visions, rather than educated guesses! Michael Sheen as ever gives a wonderful performance in a slightly above average film, and shows how imperfect, but well meaning, HG Wells was.


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