BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
My eight year-old was intersted in the War of the Worlds remake. I said, "Forget that." We rented the classic version, which I hadn't seen since I was about her age, and loved it.
The remake is good, but the 1953 version blows it away. I got the DVD for Christmas. It's one of those movies that I have to watch every month or two. Incidentally, Ann Robinson (the gal who plays Sylvia in the original) has a cameo in the remake as well.