Cruise plays Ray Ferrier, a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father in this adaptation of H.G Wells science-fiction novel, directed by Stephen Spielberg. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son, Robbie, and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down, followed by an alien invasion. Co-starring Dakota Fanning, Justin Chatwin, Miranda Otto and Tim Robbins.
It describes the feeling about life all over the world. We live in a world in which we are able to communicate very quickly in many different ways, and yet we find communicating more difficult than ever. When in fact we need communication more urgently than ever, because the enemies that threaten us are universal: drugs, illiteracy and crime. We have to fight against them together. The film is a metaphor for that battle.