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War of the Worlds, Rachel Ferrier (Dakota Fanning)

Site Rating: 2%
(ratings: 6)
Writeup Rating: 65%
(ratings: 4)
Film: War of the Worlds (2005)
Deceased Character: Rachel Ferrier (Dakota Fanning)
Archetype: Goody (Major)

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Written by Old Bluffer 24th Nov 2005

Hateful, hateful hateful child. Her high pitched girl-screaming cuts through your brain like an an anglegrinder through sheet metal - which would have been soothing mood music by comparison. This alone would be reason enough to have us cheering with glee if she had been slain by aliens.
Even in her quieter moments though, she adds nothing to the soul of a film already bereft of sympathetic characters. Her performance stinks with the ordure of teams of people molding her into being the cutest-little-princess-the-audience-ever-has-seen, but this effort backfires with a vengeance - we truly believe entire auditoriums were sitting watching the screen, willing her to die.
This obviously never happens though, and she spends the whole film revelling in her role as a two-dimensional living prop that needs constant rescuing.

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This review has 11 comments. Reply to the comments
Comment 1 by 'old bluffer' (reply to this comment)
I am entertained to see that a Google Search for "hateful whelp" shows one of our deaths talking about the delightful Miss Fanning as the top link. Thanks Google! [nice smiley]

Comment 2 by 'Blackmist' (reply to this comment)
I love Dakota Fanning! Screw you and your hatred to the talented Miss Fanning.
Comment 3 by 'old bluffer' (reply to this comment)
I'm just hoping she dies in Charlotte's Web, due to a poisonous bite! :pirate:
Comment 4 by 'Buck' (reply to this comment)
I hope none of Dakota's characters are ever killed off ! How could you not love Dakota?
Comment 5 by 'Rosemary' (reply to this comment)
I love Dakota Fanning, she's soo pretty and cute and she's a fantastic actress. GO DAKOTA! grinning smiley
Comment 6 by 'shane' (reply to this comment)
you know your not right in the head you sly fu*k
Comment 7 by 'shane' (reply to this comment)
dakota fanning is better than you and all your friends you sly fu*k i love her too soo stop being mean she was 11 when she made the fu*king film why would you say that answer me that one you stupid fu*k

shane leon
age 16
fan of dakota
Comment 8 by 'SweetcornMedal' (reply to this comment)
I wouldn't really have cared whether or not she got killed; none of the characters in that film made me care what happened to them. However I do think it's a bit unfair to want her dead just because she screamed a lot. She's a ten year old girl so that's how I'd expect her to act in that situation.
Comment 9 by 'nihilist' (reply to this comment)
lol she really ruined this movie
it wasnt a good movie but she REALLY ruined it.. i like apocalyptic movies but that screaming was so fake, it was unbearable
Comment 10 by 'Master Quaver' (reply to this comment)
Yes I thought she was a sh*t character too, and I don't care how well she acts in other films - she portrayed a horribly dislikable character in this film and I personally would have loved to see her die. Even better, the scriptwriters should have just created a character who wasn't a total arsewipe in the first place. She was the nail in the coffin, as far as I'm concerned.
Comment 11 by 'Master Quaver' (reply to this comment)
And Shane Leon, you really need to grow up mate and stop being so immature.