A Defamer operative just exited a media screening of War of the Worlds and submitted this very brief IM review:
DefamerOps: war of the worlds ... first 90 minutes good/great ... ending ranks as one of the worst cinematic failures in the last 20 years.
DefamerOps: the end is truly awful. an abomination.
Perhaps Steven Spielberg should've cut that last twenty minutes, in which his hero saves the Earth by calmly and rationally convincing the alien invaders that there's no science behind the drugs that make them want to eradicate other civilizations, and then personally [Ed.note—Personally!] helps each and every one of them break their crippling dependency on their evil xenopharmaceutical industry.