War of the Worlds ending ripped apart as viewers slam BBC adaptation: ‘A dull travesty’


 The third and final instalment of War of The Worlds aired tonight as viewers discovered how the BBC adaptation concluded the epic tale Ahead of the finale, fans were concerned Amy (played by Eleanor Tomlinson) and George (Rafe Spall) wouldn’t both survive as the series regularly flicked between flashbacks and flash-forwards to keep viewers in suspense over the outcome of the dramatic series  However in tonight’s finale fans realised the couple didn’t survive the attack as Amy was shown reflecting on the past  Discussing George’s fate with Ogilvy (Robert Carlyle), Amy said: “I let him go and I was able to get away I didn’t see him die I just ran I suppose I’ve always hoped he lived ”  “Why have you carried this for so long? Ogilvy asked. “Why could I not,” Amy hit back    READ MORE War of the Worlds: The Martians in HG Wells’ book are VERY different  “Amy, you had a child growing inside you,” Ogilvy remarked “One of the last children to be born here, perhaps one of the last children to ever be born   “George was delirious probably dying in any case so how can you blame yourself.  “You did this impossible thing in order that your child might live ” Amy replied: “Look at him. I haven’t been any sort of mother… look at him, he’s on his own ”  “No, Amy he’s alive and that’s what counts. Life is what counts,” Ogilvy said  After following the lives of Amy and George, viewers weren’t happy to learnt one half of the couple had died  One viewer tweeted: “Well, #waroftheworlds seems to have remained consistent to the very end: a perfect example of how an adaptation of a classic novel can be completely ruined by utter lack of direction, misguided ‘updating’ of its central concept & message, and shocking lack of imagination.” Another shared: “What in gods name have the #BBC done to #waroftheworlds?  “I’ve been waiting for year to see this produced, but that was absolutely dreadful Are the corporation able to get anything right at the moment?” A third continued: “You can’t beat a good adaptation of  #WarOfTheWorlds unfortunately THAT WAS NOT ONE OF THEM ” “#bbc’s #waroftheworlds managed to leave me rooting for the blood sucking Martians Unbelievably dull travesty adaption of one of my favourite stories,” someone else tweeted  “Dont blame George for sacrificing himself, I would too if I was in this adaptation of #waroftheworlds just to get out of it,” another remarked Trending READ MORE War of the Worlds: Viewers distracted as they spot familiar face  Meanwhile, show writer Peter Harness spoke out the show’s final scenes to press including Express co.uk. He said: “I think what interested me more was narrowing whatever character battles you set up, you end up more focused on the characters and get to a very dark place by the end of it ” Show director Craig Viveiros added: “That last scene, I won’t spoil it but I lost someone really close to me, and to explain to my son why that person isn’t here anymore, you are really upset  “You’re trying to explain it but you don’t want your son to see your weakness so you create a story, another world, a sense of hope and light…that final scene is phenomenal ” War of the Worlds is available on BBC iPlayer.

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