War of The Worlds (2005) Easter Eggs

Mr. Ogivly - 7.0/10 with 1 votes
The guy that lets Ray and Rachel into his basement to hide from the martians introduces himself as: "Marlon Ogivly". "Ogivly" is the name of the astronomer from the original WotW book.

Boston - 6.0/10 with 18 votes
During the scene where Ray (Tom Cruise) and his daughter are reunited with his ex-wife, you notice her parents step out onto the front porch. You will only see it for a second, so pay attention. The old man on the porch is none other than Gene Barry,... more
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Van Buren and Grandparents - 5.8/10 with 16 votes
In the moments when the first aliens come out (when Ray (Tom Cruise) is there) there is a shot where you can see a Street sign above his left shoulder, the streets same is Van Buren. This is the last name of Sylvia Van Buren who was a character in the... more
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Shot from the Original - 5.5/10 with 19 votes
When Tom Cruise's character is in the basement with TIm Robbins, Tom cruise looks out a window and you see what is a pale, off-color view. If you look closey. you can notice that the view in the window is an actual movie clip from the original 1953 movie.
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E.T. Bicycle - 4.0/10 with 28 votes
In the basement scene with the crazy guy played by Tim Robbins: Right after the aliens make their appearence, they investigate a bicycle that is hanging on the wall. I believe the bike is an homage to Spielberg's E.T. (it even has a basket).
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'Eye' of the Machine Is Identical to the Old One! - 3.9/10 with 21 votes
When Tom Cruise and his daughter are in the basement with Tim Robbins, a searching snake like machine comes looking for them.

In fact the head of this machine is almost identical to the laser of the original WotW movie:





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Run, Morgan, Run! - 3.3/10 with 10 votes
This is sweet. In the very first scene where the machines come out of the ground, behind Tom Cruise you can see Morgan Freeman running. This is so cool.

Tom´s Driving - 2.7/10 with 9 votes
At the very beggining of the film, when Tom Cruise is driving his Mustang, he sort of skips through a red light, after this you can hear a man honking his horn and screaming at him in spanish. Turn your speakers up and listen carefully to what he screams.
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