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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
This is so funny, i just have to watch it every now and then when i need a good laugh!!Published 3 days ago by K. Martin
Every once in a while when I'm talking with someone about favorite movies, Mars Attacks comes up. It turns into some lively conversation talking about some of the highlights of... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Rando
Gave a tongue and cheek presentation of the genre of Sci-Fi horror films, quite funnyPublished 10 days ago by Joe
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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