This science fiction satire takes the gold, silver and bronze medal for being a wacky over-the-top modern Hollywood produced pulp alien invasion film. It is so tongue-in-cheek that it almost goes through the cheek with a lot of all-knowing stupid scenes like when Tom Jones sing like a Disney star to animals. It is impossible to take any alien invasion movie serious again after this hilarious spoof.
Rejecting a conventional focus on 'likeable' characters to instead offer a parade of caricatured eccentrics wiped out in fiendish fashion, Burton's anarchic screwball satire now plays like a beautiful parody of the kind of cinema since popularised by filmmakers like Emmerich & Bay. Puncturing self-serious patriotism at every turn, its post-modern mix of 50s B-movie meets 70s Irwin Allen extravaganza is a chaotic joy.
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.