I'm not entirely sure what drives any movie maker to think they can turn stories like H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds into a viable motion picture, but it happens (sadly). Having said that, I'd like to say that Spielberg took a pretty good stab at it. It wasn't a good movie, but it wasn't a horrible movie either, considering what they had to go on (H. G. Wells' story). I can't recommend seeing it, but it's not as bad as I make it out. Stupid is the word of choice. The cinematography sucked. Every since Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg has been fascinated with shitty cinematography. I think the days him making good movies are long gone.