The War of the Worlds is a bad sci-fi movie gone wrong. The special effects were simultaneously great and horrible.
They used this one effect whenever the alien ships would attack things. The thing it should would freeze motion, start glowing, and disappear.
They do this great skeleton effect when one guy gets lasered.
Once the plot picks up, they have all these great spaceship-blowing-buildings shots.
In the end the humans win. The aliens aren't used to our germs, and they all just kinda die.