Got around to watching the 1st part last night. Given the universal slating it seems to have gotten................... I was pleasantly surprised.Totally unnecessary relationship issue backstory, tripods too big and made of crystal, Martians tripod shaped, best bits of the story missing and replaced with heavy handed environmentally aware flash forwards.
They took a run up and managed to make a total mess of one of the best stories ever told.
You can see how good it could have been if they'd just skipped the extra's they crammed in and stuck rigidly to the book. Its like the Hobbit movies when it could have been like LOTR.
GRRR and other angry noises.
Perhaps it is about to go down hill (i wont read too much of this thread as "spoilers" etc until i am done with it). Whilst it had a few flash forwards which are new, over all the story seems unmistakably WOTW to me, more so than the Tom Cruise Hollywood version of it at any rate.
episode 1 6.5/10 Not too bad and better than I expected.
again... no spoilers please but i really hope the scene with Thunder child is in there.
edit... ok just have to update my score to 7/10... purely because it was partly filmed at my home forest... how did i not know that? (Delamere)