Working on convincing myself I watch more movies than I think I do.
You'll take what you're looking for out of this one. At times this is too focused on grounding itself in reality for just long enough that things can slow down considerably. But at other times this is what one thinks of when they think alien invasion movie. Saucers flying over major landscapes of Earth, big headed aliens, and the U.S. army hellbent on meeting these invaders with equal violence.
It's fun seeing how Hollywood was directing projects like this back in the day. Just don't expect anything too clever story wise.