I recently just saw this movie and was fascinated by the amount of special effects. Does anybody know what program may have been used to create effects like the ground being ripped open, glass shattering, buildings crumbling, etc.?
Programs are just one small piece of the puzzle. There are MANY programs that work together along with actual live action footage to create a final composited image. You should pick up CineFX magazine. I'm sure the latest issue has information in there regarding War Of The Worlds development.