Written by Old Bluffer 13th Jul 2005
Tim Robbins was almost a spark of interest in a film distinguished by a bland and unsympathetic cast of characters. Playing an unhinged survivalist intent on gaining revenge on the alien invaders, we had high hopes of him going out in a Blaze of Glory. He was even toting an axe and shotgun at one point, while his basement shelter was swarming with aliens, but we are sad to report that the predictable death did not occur.
Instead, Tom Cruise stops him going on a berserk blood frenzy and later, once the aliens are all gone, decides to kill him himself behind a closed door. The door is closed so as not to send his irritating daughter (Dakota Fanning, q.v.) into yet another screaming fit.
There was absolutely no need to kill old Ogilvy by the way. The only purpose in staying in the basement was to use it as a base to attack the aliens. If Ferrier wasn't interested in this suicidal plan he could have just taken his hateful whelp and left.
Don't expect DVD grabs for this death as I won't be wasting my money.