Mars Attacks!


(out of 5)

Somewhat fun but mostly ponderous exercise in silliness that even Tim Burton’s imaginative camerawork can’t improve. The mammoth cast, including (in two roles), and , have a whopping good time bringing the comic-book bubblegum-card series to life, and Wynn Thomas’ production design is a cheesy 1950s science-fiction/Cold War scare movieland dream come true. The few funny moments in the film are left dangling while the dull ones seem to remain in your mind more. is a hoot as an alien in a glamour girl disguise who glides from place to place searching for human prey.

Tim Burton Productions, Warner Bros.

USA, 1996

Directed by

Screen story and Screenplay by , based on the trading card series by , , ,

Cinematography by

Produced by Tim Burton,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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