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It's big, It's bold, It's audacious.. It's Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks!"

  • Mar 8, 2010

Ed Wood's "Plan 9 from Outer Space” was as dull uneventful and as worthless as any picture he had made, yet somehow it has established itself as the creator of the Sci-Fi spoof. Many films have followed it is footsteps but all have been labeled cheesy, uneventful, worthless and some of the worst films of all time. That is until  a visionary director named Tim Burton put his spin  on    Ed Woods trademark trait for making bad movies, his film, a homage to" Plan 9   from Outer Space"   and Ed Wood himself  is as big as the galaxy and as audacious as  any film can get.




Tim Burton's  "Mars Attacks!"  Is big bold, audacious and rude Burton has constructed an extremely unique and outrageously funny Sci-Fi black comedy that defies all beliefs and completely redefines the spoof genre. What makes this film such a treat is the fact that it's cast has fun with the  corny material  and the fish out of  water type of story, but  "Mars Attacks!" is not all fun and  games it can get pretty serious if only for a few minutes  at a time.  It's the type of  film that you must put your logic  aside to truly enjoy or else you  will  find yourself having a very boring time trying to get the  far out jokes  and  out of place story and  technology. "Mars Attacks!" can entertain you but you  have to embrace it on  it's own level instead of yours  and once you do strap yourself  in for  one of the wildest and craziest rides you will ever take.




The All  star cast including Jack Nicholson(In dual roles), Glenn Close, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox(In his last big screen film), Joe Don Baker, Tom Jones, Jim Brown, Paul Winfield,  Natalie Portman  and Annette Bening  all give good  performances. Including   standout performances from  Jack Nicholson as the  president and  an idiotic  con man, Jim Brown as  a Family man and former boxer,  Tom Jones as Tom Jones, Annette Bening as a recovering alcoholic and ditsy dame, Pierce Brosnan as  Donald Kessler  the pipe smoking, alien respecting professor and many, many more.  They do not let you down [The Cast], they give you everything they’ve got and then some. There smart, edgy, funny and outrageous there the perfect comedy cast in a film that is far from perfect.





"Mars Attacks!"  is not a film that everyone can enjoy  it is a film that  is for those who like quirky and  strange films and can embrace this film as it is and if your forgiving  it will deliver the crazy experience that you would expect from Tim Burton.

It's big, It's bold, It's audacious.. It's Tim Burton's

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October 21, 2010
Guilty pleasure film right here, this was pure fun.
March 08, 2010
nice work! This was one of those movies that I thought was hokey and a little dumb but it was good for what it wanted to be.
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Entertaining, but most of the movie seems forced in its humor.
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This article is about the film. For the trading card series, see Mars Attacks
Mars Attacks!
Theatrical release poster Directed by Tim Burton Produced by Tim Burton
Larry J. Franco Written by Jonathan Gems Starring Jack Nicholson
Lukas Haas
Annette Bening
Jim Brown
Pierce Brosnan
Sarah Jessica Parker
Glenn Close
Martin Short
Michael J. Fox
Jack Black
Natalie Portman
Danny DeVito Music by Danny Elfman Cinematography Peter Suschitzky Editing by Chris Lebenzon Studio Tim Burton Productions
Warner Bros. Pictures Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Release date(s) December 13, 1996 (1996-12-13) Country United States Language English Budget $100 million Gross revenue $101.37 million

Mars Attacks! is a 1996 comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and based on the cult trading card series of the same name. The film uses elements of black comedy, surreal humour and political satire, and is also a parody of multiple science fiction B movies. Mars Attacks! stars an ensemble cast, which includes Jack Nicholson, Lukas Haas, Annette Bening, Jim Brown, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenn Close, Martin Short, Michael J. Fox, Jack Black, Natalie Portman, Danny DeVito, and Christina Applegate.

Director Tim Burton and writer Jonathan Gems began development for Mars Attacks! in 1993, and Warner Bros. purchased the film rights to the trading card series on Burton's behalf. When Gems turned in his first draft in ...

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