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War of the Worlds: Goliath in 3D This Weekend

by Kenny Hoeschen

H.G. Wells’s classic science fiction novel, The War of the Worlds, didn’t have a goliath. The great 1953 movie adaption didn’t have a goliath. Even the 2005 Tom Cruise film didn’t have a Goliath. So we’re not exactly sure how War of the Worlds: Goliath fits in with the H.G. Wells story, but the 2012 animated film will be re-released this weekend in 3D in a limited run, and it might be fun to go see if it’s nearby.

Here’s how the film is described: “In a parallel universe, World War One is imminent as we follow the gripping story of human resistance fighters who march to battle against the second invasion of the Martians. In 1899, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martians’ 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth’s tiny bacteria. Fifteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered Tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force, is Mankind’s first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. And return the Martians do. The rematch finds the multinational battle squad tripod “Goliath” on the front-lines of a vicious interplanetary offensive. This time the Martians are using even more advanced alien technology. In the crucible of combat, the young crew helming the mighty Goliath will be tested to the limits of their endurance and courage as they fight for Mankind’s very survival under the onslaught of an implacable enemy.”

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