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Posted By: Little Hawk
30-Aug-18 - 02:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: War of the Worlds film by the BBC (2018)
Subject: RE: BS: War of the Worlds film by the BBC (2018)
That looks quite hopeful.

Someone above objected to the H.G. Wells story being "parochial" in that the Martian invasion just happens in England, ignoring the whole rest of the world. Well! You must realize that in 1899 the British thought they ran the world.....just like the Americans think they do now...it seems to be an Anglo tradition of sorts. Thus any British story at that time would naturally assume that if the Martians were going to conquer the world they would HAVE to invade England to do it! Why even bother going anywhere else until England was conquered? It's so bloody obvious, mate. Why would anyone question such a notion?

It's just the way the Americans think now...and that's why all their movies about fighting alien invasions are set in the USA. :D