we get to see a terrific movie! not quite as good as Pal's earlier War of the Worlds, but still pretty awesome. as I have mentioned before, I saw these two movies on a great double feature in about 1978, thanks to the success of some movie called Star Wars. hard to believe both of those movies were only about 25 years old then, and now Star Wars is even older.
I always wondered what the sequel would have been like. I'm also kind of surprised there hasn't been a new adaption made. but for a 13 year old in 1978 this was just one great movie watching experience, in a big old theater.