OB40mukEXQ6QZ1740xdjwF1LEQ4 Quote to Remember: WAR OF THE WORLDS [2005]


Tuesday, June 4, 2013


They're Already Here 

 No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st century
that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own,
that as men busied themselves about their various concerns,
they observed and studied,
the way a man with a microscope might scrutinize the creatures that swarm
and multiply in a drop of water.
With infinite complacency, men went to and fro about the globe,
confident of our empire over this world.
Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic
regarded our planet with envious eyes,
and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.

Rachel: It hit right behind our house.
Ray: Yeah, well, it's not gonna hit there again, okay?
Because lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place.
[the lightning strike] Oh, shit!
Rachel, hide under the table with Ray: Where's Robbie?
Ray: I don't know.
Rachel: Is Robbie okay?
[the lightning keep hitting] Are you okay?
Ray: Where's the thunder?
Rachel: Why won't it stop?

Are we still alive?

Ray: Where were you?
News Producer: Out there in the Pine Barrens.
We were attached to a National Guard unit. The 83rd Mechanized.
They moved on one of those things around midnight.
They got some kind of shield around them.
You can't see it, but everything we fire at them detonates too early.
before we can get close enough to cause any damage.
When they flash that thing, everything lights up like Hiroshima.
Ray: There's more than one?
News Producer: You gotta be kidding me, right?
We were feeding New York, but New York went dark.
So we patched over D.C, they went down. L.A., Chicago, uplinked to London.
Even called the affiliates to try to get them to catch the feed but nobody answers.
It's the same everywhere.
Once the Tripods start to move, no more news comes out of that area.

Ray: Okay, hard-ass, what's your plan, huh? You're in charge now! Tell me what we're doing.
Robbie: Catch up with these soldiers!
Hook up with whoever else isn't dead and we get back at them. That's what we do.
Ray: Let's try one that doesn't involve your 10-year-old sister joining the army.
You have anything like that?
Robbie: Just tell us the truth. You wanna come off all wise and shit!
You only chose Boston because you hope Mom is there.
And if she's there, you can dump us on her.
You can dump us on her, then you'll only have to care about yourself,
which is exactly the way you like it.

Robbie, where are you trying to go?
What are you trying to do?
Who's gonna take care of me if you go?

 Harlan: Those machines, those tripods they got? They buried them. Right under our feet.
Since before there were even people here.
They've been planning this for a million years.
We're beat to shit.
Ray: Please, my daughter...
Harlan: Think about it.
They defeated the greatest power in the world in a couple days.
Walked right over us.
And these are only the first. They'll keep coming.
This is not a war anymore than there's a war between men and maggots.
This is an extermination.

I drive an ambulance in the city... drove an ambulance in the city.
That's all over now, huh?
You know the people that make it, Ray?
The ones that don't flatline before the hospital?
It's the ones that keep their eyes open. That keep looking at you. Keep thinking.
They're the ones that survive.
We can't lose our heads, Ray.
Running, that's what'll kill you.
And I'm dead set on living.
~Harlan Ogilvy

Ray: Why did you bring us here?
Harlan: To fight them together, Ray.
We'll be the ones coming up from underground.
When the time is right, take them by surprise, the way they took us. Take them by surprise.
We're right under their feet, Ray. Right here, under their feet.

Harlan, to Rachel: If anything happens to your daddy, I will take care of you.
Ray, to Harlan: You don't have anything to say to her, do you understand?
If you wanna talk to somebody, if you wanna ask a question, you ask me.

What exactly is your plan, Ray?
I know what I'm gonna do. How about you?
You gonna sit here? Wait for them to come get you? Is that your plan?
Maybe you wanna get caught.
Couple days hiding in a basement too much for you, I bet.
You'll probably turn yourself right in.
Maybe you'll be okay.
Maybe you'll get lucky, and they'll train you as their pet.
Feed you, train you how to do tricks.
~Harlan Ogilvy

You and me, I don't think we're on the same page.
~Harlan Ogilvy

Do you understand what I'm gonna have to do?
I can't let my daughter die because of you.
~Ray Ferrier

From the moment the invaders arrived, breathed our air, ate and drank, they were doomed.They were undone, destroyed, after all of man's weapons and devices had failed,
by the tiniest creatures that God in His wisdom put upon this earth.
By the toll of a billion deaths, man had earned his immunity, 
his right to survive among this planet's infinite organisms.
And that right is ours against all challenges,
for neither do men live, nor die, in vain.


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