Well, We've Seen The Live Action Movie, It's Called
ID4 ! (Independance Day !)
Actually, I've been making a head-to-head comparison of ID4 vs. "When
Strikes Mutilor" for awhile now. In only 23 minutes and for a small
fraction of the budget, the SWAT Kats version of an alien invasion had
a better plot, better characterizations, more realistic tactics, and
better believeability. And that's counting the fact that "Mutilor"
stole the basic concept from "V" (ID4 didn't _have_ ideas, it was
just a collection of special effects strung together).
ID4 was a nice action flick, but it was just so mind-boggleingly
vacuum-headed. See any of a wide number of threads on the various Usenet
SF groups over the summer, that movie had some of the biggest holes
in plot, logic, and military tactics that I've ever heard of.
I'm not going to get into them here, it's off-topic.