8. Battle: Los Angeles News Footage
Similar to Cloverfield, the reason the alien invasion effects are so successful in Battle: Los Angeles, at times at least, is due to the technique through which they’re shown. Aliens are not real, as far as we know, so if you’re going to feature an E.T. on the big screen for an extended period of time, it better look good. On the other hand, when you opt for snippets of news coverage through which the invaders are often obscured, you wind up with something that’s far more foreboding and therefore, more effective.