A comedy that harks back to 50’s heyday of science-fiction b-flicks. When Martians invade earth, people play victim to their fun and games in a bid to stay alive. However, a nuclear retaliation is in the works.
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An under-rated satire, applying '90s mores to the cliches of '50s sci-fi invasion films and '70s star-studded disaster films. The mix of CGI and purposefully clunky practical effects have aged well (one smart gag transitions from screaming crowds on Earth to a similar screaming fleeing crowd in a 70s Godzilla film that the Martians are watching).
I genuinely enjoyed this film. The costuming and sets are stylized and amazing, I particularly loved SJP's styling and outfits. This move is not intending to be critically good, and acts more as a fun and rolicking dark sci fi comedy. Definitely worth watching.
J'ai été très déçue de Burton sur ce coup là. Tim est mon réalisateur favoris et ce film était tellement nul... Quel dommage... Pourtant, il y avait de bons éléments mais très mal exploités.
De. La. Merde.
La pelicula maneja colores brillantes casi todo el tiempo incluso durante las escenas de noche, tiene efectos tanto practicos como por computadora que son bastante buenos para la epoca en que se hizo.
Siento que la idea es muy buena pero pudo haber sido ejecutada de mejor manera.
Even though this movie is a very surreal mess (Tim Burton being Tim Burton), it still felt nice watching all those familiar faces like Pierce Brosnan, Glenn Close, Jack Nicholson, Natalie Portman, etc, in the most nonsense thing I've watched in these past few months. Either you'll love it or hate it, for me, it didn't do much.
This is just one crazy flick! I can't believe how many top-notch actors Burton got to be in this film and it is of merit for that and one of the most inventive films - reminds of a younger, more adventurous Burton who made Edward Scissorhands and Nightmare Before Christmas.
A must for Burton fans and especially for those who want to watch something different.