I was just on the IMDB looking up War of the Worlds when I noticed something interesting. Both the Asylum version and Pendragon version have a rating of only 2.8 out of 10. That may seem right for Pendragon, but I always thought that Asylum's was better. Surely Asylum deserves a rating higher than 2.8. At least something higher than Pendragon.
A rating of 2.8 for Pendragon's film is *not* appropriate for what many post-ers have called "the worst film of all time" or "Plan 9 from Mars" or compared it to Ed Wood's work.
Keep in mind that some IMDb.com reviewers' ratings are not based on how "good" a film is, but how entertaining they found it. So they may give a movie a high rating if they think it's "so bad it's good".
Some of the IMDb.com ratings may be from Pendragon -shells- shills-- it's been awhile since I looked at their reviews. If so, that would certainly push the rating up undeservedly.
As far as actually comparing the two films: I found the Asylum production unmemorable, but certainly not laughably inept, as Pendragon's was.