Are they gone?
Stay down, Eric.
We have to go, now!
Eric, where's Eric?
Move. Now! Son, do it!
Look at that! It's Richthofen, gotta be!
Hey, wait a minute! He can't fly that low!
Coming through. Pardon me.
Look at this place. Excuse me.
Well, that was a long trip.
Good to see you, Shah.
Today's the big day, Captain.
Huh. Don't look so happy about it. You deserve it.
We deserve it. Now we'd better go.
The General's not the kind of man you want to keep waiting.
There should be five thousand troops here, not two.
The recalls of our troops and equipment are bleeding us dry.
Those fools in Europe would rather prepare to fight each other than the Martians.
We will be enough.
Do you really believe that, Theodore?
I won't allow myself to believe anything else.
I'm under pressure to come home. I don't know how long I can stall.
Good morning, Captain.
Hey. When this is over, maybe you and I could...
When hell freezes over.
Well, I think there's a wee chill in the air.
You don't know what you're missing, Jennifer my darlin'.
That's Lieutenant Carter... Corporal.
Yes, sir. I mean, ma'am.
Ladies and gentlemen. If I may have your attention.
As you know, 15 years ago, the Martians launched their unprovoked attack against us.
Over 140 million of us were murdered.
And many of our great cities laid to waste.
Until the invaders were beaten by the smallest of earth's living creatures... The germ.
From that destruction, we formed the Allied Resistance Earth Squadrons, A.R.E.S.
From the best of our planet's armies. To make sure that it never happened again.
Professor Tesla, A.R.E.S. chief of science and the man responsible for unlocking the secrets of Martian technology has made an alarming discovery.
Mars' orbit is once again approaching a time of close proximity to Earth.
I have detected large scale fluctuations of magnetic energy from the Martian surface Along with a series of low frequency radio signals.
It is my belief that the signals are a Martian military code hidden within sunspot activity.
That they and the magnetic energy coming from the planet's surface serve as a prelude to an invasion.
Weeks... Days... Hours.
So you have no idea!
I do. They will come when they are ready and we are not.
So we must get ready... Now!
This is our new Achilles Class battle tripod
65 feet tall... A heavy machine gun and six light rockets heat ray with an effective range of a thousand meters.
And an 88 millimeter cannon on full turret.
Because of their outstanding performance in recent battle simulations the honor of command of the first of these will go to Captain Eric Wells and his crew.
Don't be shy, Captain.
I give you Eric Wells from England, Lieutenant Jennifer Carter from the U.S., Corporal Patrick O'Brien from Ireland, Sergeant Abraham Douglas from Canada, and Lieutenant Raja Iskandar Shah from Malaya.
Have you thought of a name for her?
The Goliath, sir.
Ah, an excellent choice.
Tomorrow you will all be divided into two equal forces.
To further our preparations for the coming conflict we will stage a war game.
Blue team will be under the command of Captain Wells.
Your force will consist of French, Italian and Indian tripods.
The red team of Korean, German and Austrian tripods will be under the command of Captain Sakai.
My money's on Sakai! Twenty on Wells!
Nothing can prepare you for war itself.
The sound... Smell... Fear...
Death is ugly.
All you can do is make sure it is your enemy that dies.
So prepare yourselves.
Know what you fight for... Who you fight for.
This time... We will be ready!
Good evening, sir.
Sarge, you don't have to address me as 'sir'... 'Cap' or even 'Eric' is fine.
A bunch of us are going to the Green Man to let off a little steam.
Thanks, but I have a few things I need to check over.
I spoke to Lieutenant Carter. She asked if you were coming.
I guess one beer wouldn't hurt.
So... Is it true your father owns a rail road?
No. He owns two.
So tell us, darlin', what's a rich bird like you doing in A.R.E.S.?
I don't think that's any of your business, Corporal.
Why don't you let the Lieutenant tell me what is and isn't my business
Hey, it's okay. My father viewed me as his property.
To be what he wanted. To marry whom he wanted. I saw it differently.
And I'm glad you did. Just the sight of you brightens my day.
Please, at ease folks... Sit... Enjoy yourselves.
Tonight I'm not the Secretary of War.
I'm just an old soldier named Teddy who could use a drink with friends.
May I join you?
Of course, Sir. I'll get us another round.
Thank you, Captain, but I'll pass.
Told Tessa and the girls that I'd be home early.
My best to the family, Abe.
Thank you, sir.
This business in Europe is no good. The Balkans are about to go to hell.
Countries mobilizing against each other unless we are united, mankind is done for.
Humanity will rise to the occasion.
You think so?
It is my hope, and my prayer. If it is our destiny, only God knows.
Wisely said, sir.
Tell me, O'Brien, does it bother you to serve under an Englishman?
I'm an Ulsterman from the north. My loyalties are to the Crown.
Oh really? I heard your brother was I.R.A.
My brother's his own man, Mr. Secretary. As am I.
I've not seen him for three years.
Besides he's harmless. He'd walk over ten naked women to get to a pint.
If you'll excuse me.
Mind telling me what kind of mood he's in.
Here you go, boyos.
With this, we can blow all Downing Street to hell.
You shoot me, brother, and there'll be hell to pay with Ma.
If it ain't the hero of A.R.E.S.
Get out the whiskey, Liam.
To me baby brother, who will help us hijack enough heat rays tonight to blast the bloody English out of Ireland, once and for all.
Maybe we can even get our mitts on one of them new battle tripods.
Okay, bucko. When and where?
Look, Sean, there's been a complication.
Don't be playing with your older brother now, Paddy.
We've been called up for war games. The whole base is on alert.
When then? Tomorrow? The day after?
I... I'll let you know. Look... I have to get back.
You're not going yellow on us now, are ya, Paddy?
Shut yer gob, O'Rourke. My brother's no coward.
I just need time.
Europe's about to explode and take England with it.
We either make our move when it does, or we'll never be free.
I know that.
Know this too, boyo. You took the oath.
You break it, brother or no, I'll kill you dead.
To the crew of the Goliath. The best of the best.
I'd rather drink piss than drink to them.
What did he say?
Excuse me. Did you just say something?
He is drunk. Ignore him.
I said, I'd rather drink piss than drink to them.
Simulations and games mean nothing.
And don't think that farting match with Spain and Cuba was a war if Germany was involved we would have ended it in a week.
Everyone knows that the Germans are the best soldiers in the world.
And after we kick Europe's ass, we'll come for you in America... Teddy.
I said, we'll come for you!
Well then, why don't we start... Now!
Haha, now we're talking!
I say, how was that bit of simulation, old boy?
Today, at 11am in Sarajevo...
Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated.
What does this mean? There will be war.
When you return to A.R.E.S., you will find cables from your homelands recalling you to service in your national armies.
This cannot be. What about the Martians?
They will just have fewer of us to kill.
What can we do?
It is our duty.
We must leave.
What did you say?
I said... No!
We're not just French, or German or Japanese we are A.R.E.S.
We are human.
I have seen what the Martians will do.
They will murder our brothers... Our wives... Our children... and if you are lucky enough to survive you will spend the rest of your miserable lives running like hunted animals.
Always knowing that because of your cowardice, in this moment everything you loved was dead.
We will be traitors to our homeland.
It is they who are the traitors.
Those pompous arrogant fools who call you to their war.
They say they fight for their honor when it is only for their greed and their vanity We must remain together... We must fight as one.
I ask you... I beg you... Who will fight with me?
Who will live and die my brother?
I will... Deutschland can kiss my ass.
As will I.
A.R.E.S.! A.R.E.S.! A.R.E.S.! A.R.E.S.! A.R.E.S.!
A.R.E.S.! A.R.E.S.! A.R.E.S.! A.R.E.S.! A.R.E.S.! A.R.E.S.!
It had to be you.
Just checking on a few things.
For what? The tenth time?
Seventh, but who's counting?
It'll be fine.
No, you don't, but you should.
You were the best Captain in training.
Training is not reality.
When my parents were killed...
You were 10 years old...
Right... Um... If you don't mind...
Oh um... That guy tonight...
The one who spoke and kept all of A.R.E.S. from running home That man... He wouldn't freeze in battle.
Tripods are loaded and secure General. All gangways retracted.
Open the canopy.
Seventy knots. North northeast.
Seventy knots. North northeast.
Steady as she goes.
Steady as she goes.
Captain Sakai, your red forces will mass 20 miles north of Ellenville.
Captain Wells, your blues will be 20 miles to the south.
Your goal is simple. Destroy the force facing you.
All heat rays will be set on only enough power to mark your enemy.
This won't be war, but it is as close as we can get.
Looks like there's a river about 12 miles east.
We'll spread the team a mile wide and wait.
When they hit the middle of the river, we'll open up.
I know Captain Sakai. The man is a samurai.
He will attack full force in the center of our line.
Scouts one through five... I want you a thousand yards to point.
Scouts six and seven, right. Eight through ten, left.
No one gets on our flanks without us knowing.
If you see the enemy, you are to report back. Do not engage.
I repeat. Do not engage.
I want them coming to us. Not digging in.
The storm is distorting all communications between the Leviathan and the blue and red teams.
I don't like it. Get me Professor Tesla.
Sorry, sir. The storm.
I don't like it at all.
Alright, men. We wait.
If Shah is right, Sakai should be arriving in 20 minutes.
There's something wrong here, Captain.
Sakai must have forgotten to lower his power levels.
That wasn't Sakai.
Hendrix is dead!
What the hell's going on out there?
Sir... Captain... Your orders!
Get a message to the Leviathan that we are under attack.
Blue team, this is not a drill. Full power to heat rays.
Replace paint with live armaments and fire at will.
Ready when you are, Eric.
Let's blow these monsters to hell.
DeSalvo! Get out!
Come on, boys, pour it on!
I got him, I got him!
De Wolf! Hold the line!
Jennifer! On your right!
Jennifer, fire up that heat ray! Now!
Twenty degrees right. Distance five hundred yards. Elevation ninety feet.
Damn you, die!
Good shooting, Lieutenant. Maintain fire!
Duncan is down!
Captain. It's red team!
Red team, fire at will.
Let's finish this.
Ready when you are, Eric.
Ready when you are.
They're entering our atmosphere. The invasion has begun Captain.
Congratulations on your victory, Captain.
We have 57 dead 17 injured.
We lost six Scouts, four Spartans, six Achilles.
You'll excuse me, sir, if I don't think of it as a victory.
Was the enemy destroyed?
Then it was a victory, Captain.
The aliens are bigger, stronger and faster than they were.
It's not supposed to be easy.
Why didn't they land in force?
It was a probe to test our capabilities.
Now they know what they are fighting.
Sir, we've just gotten word of landings throughout Europe and Asia, but the Martians seem to be concentrating their forces in North America.
Montreal, New Orleans. The largest is in New Mexico.
Our bases in Europe and Asia will respond.
Take us back to A.R.E.S. I want a full mobilization.
All leaves are cancelled. All troops are to report to their units.
Strike forces will be armed, outfitted and ready to leave in three hours.
Gentlemen, I believe their little European war has just been cancelled.
Are we ready, sir?
We better be.
Me thinks your brother has turned, Sean.
He'll be here. What'd I tell you?
Where are they?
The Martians are back.
I didn't ask you about the Martians, brother. I asked about the heat rays.
We're at war, Sean.
Yeah. With the English.
I have no weapons for you.
You're some kinda piss, Paddy!
Don't you get it, bucko?
We'd all rather be dead at the hands of The Martians than live under English tyranny. You've betrayed us.
I betrayed nobody. Sean, this is bigger than just Ireland.
Goodbye, Sean. Tell Ma I loved her.
Go, on, shoot the bloody traitor!
Damn, if you're going to be a woman about it...
Put him in the truck. Patrick! You're dead to me.
Get those stormcrows in the air now! I want 24 hour air cover! Let's go!
I want the battlecruisers Repulse and Bismarck to support New Orleans.
I want the Atlas rolling at flank speed to Montreal with the Agamemnon.
The Minotaur will follow us.
Anything we can do?
We'll be in New Mexico at dawn.
Until then, you can rest and you can pray.
I never thought this day would come.
I thought the bacteria would keep us safe.
Well, looks like the ugly buggers developed an immunity.
Godspeed men, and give 'em hell.
Are we fit for battle?
Would I be coming down now if we weren't, sir?
No, of course you wouldn't. Please accept my apology.
Why don't you hate the British?
From what I hear, your people were living in palaces when the Brits were in caves.
Now you're a colony. They own your asses and treat you like you were savages.
As Shakespeare said, 'There is no darkness but ignorance.'
Shakespeare... Where'd you learn that?
How did a 'wog', no offense, get to Oxford?
I used to be a prince. My family disowned me for joining A.R.E.S.
I know how that feels. My brother...
Wanted you to steal weapons for the Fenians to use against the British.
I saw you leave the bar the other night and guessed the rest.
You didn't report me?
No. I trusted you.
Then I checked the inventory to see if any weapons were missing.
You did the right thing, Patrick.
Thanks. What are you smiling about?
You actually look forward to battle?
A four hundred knot dive out of the sun... Guns blazing at the enemy...
For me it is better than schnapps!
I think you're a little crazy, Manfred.
I think I have to be.
I wish I were more like you, my friend.
We are not so different. Except I carry only my own life in my plane.
You... You carry the lives of your crew.
Get some sleep. Tomorrow we find our destiny, ya?
General, we have contact.
Nine Martian aircraft bearing sixty degrees north by northwest.
Hundred and twenty five miles out and closing.
Battle stations. Launch all fighters.
Stormcrows, head 26 degrees north northwest.
We must protect the Leviathan. Nothing gets through us.
Remember, your heat rays will need a three minute recharge after firing, so rely on your rockets and machine guns.
Valkyries, on me!
Stormcrows! Maintain formation.
Here they come!
Where is he? I can't see him!
Bank hard left.
There are too many!
Where the hell is Richthofen?
I'm hit! I'm hit!
They are heading for the Leviathan.
Targeting. Bearing 33 degrees.
Leaving the dance early, ya? It's just you and me, Fraulein.
Come on, come on... Charge!
We lost three valkyries and seven stormcrows.
Seven Martian craft are confirmed down.
The last two broke off their attack and ran home.
They are faster than we are. But we turn quicker.
Sir, just gotten word of 15 tripods supported by a dozen Martian wings driving towards Albuquerque.
Move to intercept. I want Scouts dropped down behind them to monitor their approach.
You can grieve for your dead later. We'll need you in the air.
Gentlemen, we will place our heaviest tripods in a line...
Below that low ridge.
The rest will deploy with all ground troops and the militia here on both sides of the canyon.
The Leviathan will take up stations in the clouds above us.
With any luck, we will catch the invaders in a killing box.
Someone put that fire out!
Get him out of there!
General... There weren't fifteen. There were only twelve.
Those three tripods are somewhere. If they outflank us...
Take the Beowulf and three Scouts. Find them.
And get this man to a doctor.
Let's look sharp. They must be close.
I think dividing our forces was a dumb idea.
I don't remember anybody caring what you thought, O'Brien.
Those creatures could be anywhere.
Sir, it's a trap!
Scouts! Pull back!
Goliath! Beowulf! Fire at will!
Locked on target.
Abe, let them have it!
Take evasive action, Beowulf!
Fire all weapons. Give them everything we've got.
Where are the others?
These creatures always move in threes.
We're losing hydraulics!
Brace for impact!
I need that heat ray!
Weapon systems report!
The heat ray's gone to hell.
I've got no power here, Captain.
Abe! Status report.
I've got no movement and no shot.
Maybe we'll get lucky...
That thing is on the move. Abe, can you sight on him?
I've got a shot.
You got him!
All dead, Captain.
They were good men.
It's just a scratch. I'm okay.
We've got to move out.
We should bury the Beowulf's crew.
There is no time.
If we stay with the Goliath, we'll have a better chance of being found.
Our mission is to find those remaining tripods.
That is what I intend to do.
On foot? No thanks. I didn't join A.R.E.S. to be in the bloody infantry.
You either follow orders...
Or what? You're going to shoot me?
I think it's dead.
Yeah. I just like to see 'em bleed!
If there are anymore around, they'll hear you.
Thank you. Your squad saved us.
Ain't no more squad... Except me.
Hope your sorry asses were worth it.
Where are you going?
To kill me some more tripods.
You know where they are?
Hell, I know where them bastards live.
After they burnt out Espanola and blowed up my wife...
I joined that militia...
They thought they got my Lucy, oh no no no, I fooled 'em good.
Er... How'd you do that?
Huh...? I found a piece of her. See?
You see what's leading us... The man's out of his bleeding mind.
He's keeping his dead wife's finger around his neck.
You ever in love, O'Brien?
Dozens of times.
Anyone ever tell you, you don't know shit?
What'd I say?
Abe wasn't talking about lust. He was talking about love.
What's the difference?
It's the other tripod. Looks like it's guarding some sort of power plant.
You thinking of storming the castle, Captain...
With one heat ray and a pea shooter?
They're here for a reason. We need to get inside.
Are you nuts... Sir?
How the hell are we going to do that?
My guess is you're gonna be needing a distraction.
We'll find another way.
Lucy and me both know there is no other way.
Lucy says it was good meeting you. Even if you are a damn limey.
We wait... For his signal.
The emergency transponder.
The Martians seem to know when we're coming.
I'm changing the frequency. Hopefully they won't be monitoring them.
And hopefully the Leviathan will.
Okay you slimy sons-of-bitches, here I come!
That's one crazy cowboy.
I'm comin' home, honey. I'm comin' home.
Tell me about it.
Shah. You, Jennifer and Abe follow that thing see if you can help that woman.
You have the satchel charge?
That I do.
Take care of yourself.
You two have something going?
It's none of your business.
Just trying to make conversation.
Let's get them out of the cages first.
You pitch. I'll catch.
What the hell is that?
No idea but it can't be good.
Just great. We built our power plants based on their technologies now they move right in and make anything they want.
One satchel charge in this place is not gonna mean much.
It will if it blows in their control room.
Those things smell like a pub toilet on a Sunday morning.
They probably say the same about us. C'mon.
Cap... I just... I mean... I know I...
I'm sorry about being such an ass.
You're an Irishman... You can't help yourself.
I didn't know the English had a sense of humor.
By the way... I think the Irish should have self-rule.
Why didn't you ever tell me?
You never asked.
If I can get close enough, I can lob the satchel inside.
It's too open. You'll be seen.
It's oil... And that's propane.
Set the charge here with a five minute fuse.
Done... Five it is.
Let's go find the others.
Don't look down. Just watch my eyes.
Honey, I haven't dropped anybody yet.
I'll count to three. One, two...
Abe! Behind you!
Hey! Tall, dark and ugly.
It's not charged.
I'll be right back.
Are you okay?
Come on, honey, I got you. You can jump now. C'mon.
Hold tight, darlin'.
Get out of here! The whole place is gonna blow.
Come on now. Up here.
Get them out... Now.
I'll cover you.
That's an order.
Come and get it.
Hot damn, kid, you did it!
I mean you did it... sir.
Oh now we're well and truly cooked.
It's an honor to die with you, sir.
Set a course for New York. Maximum speed.
Sir, you wanted to see me.
Your team performed remarkably well against incredible odds.
I congratulate you. There will be the appropriate medals.
Thank you, sir. I heard the battle for Albuquerque went well.
We lost 40 percent of our men, 30 percent of our aircraft, and half of our tripods.
Whenever someone asks me if I believe in heaven and hell...
I tell them, I don't know about heaven, but on hell I'm an expert.
How's your crew?
Bruised and battered.
A few days R&R and they and the Goliath will be fine.
I wish I could give it to you.
But... We won, sir.
Montreal, New Orleans, New Mexico were distractions.
Feints to lure the majority of our forces out of New York.
They've surrounded Manhattan. We've won nothing.
Prepare your crew, Captain. We will meet our enemy in 15 hours.
When I get back to New York, I'm going to drink five beers and make love with three women.
No make that... Ah... Three beers and five women.
Me? I just want to hold my girls.
How go the repairs?
Fine. A few days and the Goliath will be as good as new.
You've got 15 hours. They hit New York.
Got a minute, Captain?
You saved us all today.
I was just putting one foot in front of the other.
I got lucky.
Luck had nothing to do with it.
You must be worried about your family.
I am. Um. My father and I, we're not very close but...
I'm sure he would have been very proud of you today.
Look... I've been thinking...
This is not easy.
Sometimes it's just best to say it.
Okay... Here goes.
All this... It makes me realize what's important.
It separates the things you really want, from the things you only think you want.
I really want you.
You heard me.
You hear something?
Nope. Not a thing.
When will the cavalry arrive, Colonel?
Unknown, sir. The Martians are jamming up all radio frequencies.
All cable and telegraph lines have been cut.
We're in the dark, Mr. Secretary.
The aliens have landed cylinders near major cities.
The invaders staged multiple landings around Manhattan and Central Park itself.
We've lost all contact with A.R.E.S. and militia forces In the Washington Square area, sir.
That's it then, General. Pull back all remaining ground forces to base.
Understood, Mr. Secretary. Lieutenant, order all troops to return to base.
It looks like we're what they wanted all along.
The landings up north and out west were feints to drain our strength.
Kill the head and the body dies.
Seal up the base. Prepare for the assault.
We've been breached, sir.
There's a speedboat waiting to take you to safety.
If you hurry, you can make it.
No of fence, Colonel. But I'm in no mood for a boat ride.
I understand, sir. Your orders?
Good shooting, sir.
Did you think I was just a pretty face?
Okay, boys. The cavalry have arrived.
Now, let's send those alien monsters back to hell.
All units. Fire at will.
We've retaken the base, General. They're retreating uptown.
Excellent, Mr. Secretary.
Drive them towards us, and we'll crush them in the middle.
Steady... Steady... Wait for it...
Blow 'em to hell!
C'mon, ya tossers! You're meeting an Irishman.
One of me's worth ten of you.
C'mon, me beauty! Yah! Yah!
My god, we did it, Captain. Ha! We beat the bloody monsters.
We took back the city!
Victory! Victory! Victory!
General, I'm picking up a large magnetic signature...
Seven miles south by southeast of our current position.
Sir, there's something emerging from the bay.
Wha... What is that?
What in heaven's name?
It isn't over.
All hands to battle stations.
A.R.E.S. base is under attack by an enemy air ship.
Inform the captain of the Agamemnon and take us up to three thousand feet.
Full power to all engines. Deploy primary weapon.
We are going to stop them.
If you want to draw the beast's attention...
You must first bloody its nose.
Hit them again.
My God... the Agamemnon.
Take us down. Four hundred feet. Now.
Lieutenant Richthofen, your weapons will be useless against their armor.
Get your fighters out of here.
We must get close to the enemy.
Helmsman, maintain speed. Steady as she goes.
Brace for Impact!
Hold on, Lieutenant.
General, you've got to take the helm. The ship's going to break up!
You must save the ship.
No... Do not let go!
I love you, father.
Take us up. Three hundred feet.
All guns. Fire!
The Leviathan is down. They died for us.
Jasamu akan dikenang.
My friends, today we have won the battle, but not the war.
Many of our brothers and sisters around the globe, and we, in our humanity, are all brothers and sisters, are fighting and dying at this moment.
But, I swear to you in the names of our hallowed dead...
That we will never forget our mission.
We will drive these monsters from our Earth... From our home...
And one day, take the war to them.
Mars! Do you hear us?
Mankind is coming, and A.R.E.S. will lead the way.