I'll take a stab at a mini-review on this waste of $7.

Overall: 1 out of 5 stars, I hated it.

Things I liked:

  • Special effects looked good, and blended well
  • It was slightly under two hours
  • Ray guns
  • It was sci-fi

Things I didn't like:

  • Pointless plot
    • Why did the aliens want earth so bad?
    • Why didn't the aliens prevent humans from even forming if they were here to drop off gigantic tripods millions of years before the attack?
    • Why did no one detect the tripods before? We can scan for oil from space, but not big, metal, alien, tripods?
    • Why did the tripods vaporize some people, but harvest others?
    • What was with all the red, root-like stuff?

  • I was bored the whole time watching Tom Cruise consistently run and hide from the big, bad, tripods
  • The ending sucked