Full speed throughout this sci-fi comedy with a lot of visual gags and one-liners - many of them surprisingly funny. The duo of Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith works. The effects were solid for it's time except the last effect sequences during the showdown with the bug which were terrible even when it premiered. The make-up is fantastic though but I would gladly have the theme song wiped from my memory please.
'Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.' always love the franchise!
First entry holds up pretty well 15 years later. Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith play very well off each other aided well by inspired turns by Torn and Fiorentino. Effects not quite seamless by todays standards but excellent for the time period. Interesting now that a third of the runtime is spent on just setting up the story with the plot almost an afterthought at times. Top notch creature effects by Rick Baker.