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IN THIS SCI FI EPIC MARTIAN SPACESHIPS ARE APPROACHING EARTH. SHOULD THE PRESIDENT BOMB THEM OR EMBRACE THEM? FROM THE OPENINGSCENE IN A TOWN CALLED LOCKJAW, WHERE A BLAZING FIRE SPRINTS THEROAD, TO THE APOCALYPTIC FINALE YOULL NEVER KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT SOPHOMORIC FUNNINESS, BLACK HUMOR, OR A GENUINE FRIGHT.
It's enlightening to view Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! as his twisted satire of the blockbuster film Independence Day, which was released earlier the same year, although the movies were in production simultaneously. Burton's eye-popping, schlock tribute to 1950s UFO movies actually plays better on video than it did in theaters. The idea of invading aliens ray gunning the big-name movie stars in the cast is a cleverly subversive one, and the bulb-headed, funny-sounding animated Martians are pretty nifty, but it all seemed to be spread thin on the big screen. On video, however, the movie's kooky humor seems a bit more concentrated. The Earth actors (most of whom get zapped or kidnapped for alien science experiments) include Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rod Steiger, Michael J. Fox, Lukas Haas, Jim Brown, Tom Jones, and Pam Grier. --Jim EmersonSee all Editorial Reviews
I love it for what it is ... it isn't Shakespeare, it's a B-Sci-Fi movie with a sense of humor!!
I enjoyed the fact that: The aliens are deliriously cold-as-ice evil;... Read more
This movie is such a hilarious classic (in my opinion!). It may not be the "best" film ever but it's easy to watch and sometimes you just need a movie that's not the... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Masha
Nothing deep here, just a fun way to use up an hour. Make some popcorn and sit back.Published 14 days ago by Gary Gough
Arrived quickly and in great condition. It seems like they were going for a campy, over the top 50's science fiction movie without the cheap,dated special effects. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Robert Boliver
Mars Attacks! is by far one of the zaniest comedies I have ever seen. I laughed hard when I watched this film for the first time - I could not believe how incredibly wacky the... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Rainey Dawn
If your not a fan of 1950s sci fi movies, you probably won't get a lot of the humor. The same can be said for having grandparents that (spoiler) actually have Slim Whitman records. Read morePublished 27 days ago by baddog125
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None.. Not even a trailer it looks like. For that price I am not buying this! Shame on Warners for such a poor release of a movie that screams special edition. I got the original DVD release and that was horrible in PQ. So disappointed.
Aug 29, 2010 by movie man | See all 3 posts