I just saw War of the Worlds and I’ll say this: It makes a great trailer.
If you go see it, do it for the right reasons: giant space machines blowing shit up and disintegrating people. Have no illusions about the characters or even the story. I’ve seen the original movie, and read parts of the book. I still want to see the book adapted right: in the century it was set. Not the 50’s, not the 21st century. Now that would be cool. This one is lazy story-telling.