We went to see War of the Worlds today. Frankly, I'm sick of big budget movies with lots of special effects. Steven Spielberg did a pretty good job with it, and Tom Cruise (should that be "Looney Cruise"?) did a good acting job. Because of the negative press about him lately I was ready not to like him in this part, but he did well. Dakota Fanning, cute little kid, played his daughter. She screamed throughout. Jan thought maybe she had to audition her scream.
There were some bad inconsistencies. When the aliens strike, all electrical devices go out, even battery watches; however, somebody had a working video camera in the middle of one of the strikes. How did that happen?
In case there is any doubt, the aliens do not take over the Earth, but we always new it would work out that way. So, watching all the scary horror, running, destruction, death, etc., is kind of pointless if you know how it's going to end.
I give this one a C+.