The first Trailer for War of the Worlds: Goliath, the animated sequel to H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds in which the Martian attackers return (probably after getting some flu shots) 14 years after the first failed invasion, has arrived. Luckily for us, mankind has used the leftovers of the Martian technology to build their own army of steam-powederd Goliath battle machines to kick some green ass…
The setting and the battle machines look quite nice, but somehow I just can’t get used to the cartoony look of the human characters.
In 1900, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martian’s 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth’s tiny bacteria.
Fourteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered Tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force, A.R.E.S., is Mankind’s first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. Based in a massive fortress complex at the south end of Manhattan Island, the young warriors of A.R.E.S. train under the leadership of Secretary of War, Theodore Roosevelt, and the grim General Kushnirov.
And return the Martians do. The rematch finds the multinational squad of the A.R.E.S. battle Tripod “Goliath” on the front-lines of a vicious interplanetary offensive when the Martian invaders launch their second invasion using even more advanced alien technology. In the crucible of combat, this young team helming the mighty Goliath will be tested to the limits of their endurance and courage as they fight for Mankind’s very survival under the onslaught of an implacable enemy.
[via Quiet Earth]