Hollywood Blockbusters like this are main reason why I find myself looking more for independent releases. This movie had so much potential because it had an excellent book to back it as well as Spielberg, but two things ruined it: Tom Cruise, and major plot holes.
-Why did camcorder still work after electo-magnetic blast took out everything else?
-How come only Tom Cruise's mechanic (and entire army) are only people that knew how to fix cars after the electro-magnetic blast?
-Why do people run in straight lines down the road when being chased by alien spider-bots?
-How come a crashed airliner managed to take out the entire neighborhood, but the holy minivan didnt even get a scratch?
-The world is ending, everyone you know is dead, so why is everyone walking calmly in large groups to unknown destination without panic?
-Tom Cruise is the only one in a large US crowd with a gun? come on.
Then my brain really started hurting, so i just couldnt comprehend the rest, or even TRY to explain it. red stuff everywhere? then some typical army rah-rah stuff, then something about a pedophile, then humans being harvested, then you have the cheezy ending of re-uniting loves ones (i guess Boston didnt get attacked since everyone was still at home) and to wrap up the invasion story-line, something about birds killing the aliens.
Ah well, at least they didnt upload a virus via USB port of an Apple laptop, like they did in Independence Day. LOL.