The horrific American edit (with its copious dissolves, superimpositions and step-processing) makes perfect MST3K fodder but, for anyone who doesn't know a not tinkered-with version exists, makes it seem the filmmakers are absolute incompetents.
If you're gonna watch this sans SOL commentary, do yourself a favor and track down the international version (bearing the title Monster Shark). It's still every bit as silly but not nearly as frustrating an experience. A fun Italian Jaws knock-off.
There is a discernible point in Into the Storm where the movie just gives up on itself (when an F5 appears out of nowhere and chases a convoy of school buses out of town). From then on it becomes a great example of so-bad-it's-entertaining.
The only folks that shouldn't be ashamed are the ones on the visual effects staff. The script is a mess (characters come and go with no resolution) and the acting is all-round unconvincing (only Sarah Wayne Callies manages to avoid embarrassing herself).
Can we file a class-action lawsuit against the marketing team at WB? They pulled a serious bait-and-switch here. Don't be fooled: this is a shaky-cam movie. They just removed all the degrading filters from the trailer footage to lure in a first person-weary audience.
And Donk and Reevis have to be the most unfortunate characters to grace the screen since Skids and Mudflap. It's the movie's final insult that they survive.
There are words... and they're strung into sentences that are then spoken by the characters... but there seems to be a disconnect between the techno-babble spoken and what's actually being presented on screen. So War of the Worlds 2 leaves you to figure out the plot for yourself. I guess there's some nifty ideas present? They're just all squandered by the cheapness and slapdashery of it all.