Mars Attacks! [DVD] [1996]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (42 out of 43)

    Special Features


    • Includes two theatrical trailers
    • Languages & Subtitles: English, Français & Español
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Mars Attacks!
    This quirky science fiction comedy is a characteristic feature by iconoclastic director Tim Burton, known to moviegoers for Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. The storyline affectionately harkens back to the deadpan sincerity of such '50s and '60s science-fiction films as The Day the Earth Stood Still and War of the Worlds. Flying saucers have been reliably seen over the capitals of the world, and the whole world awaits with bated breath to see what will transpire. Among those waiting is the President of the United States (Jack Nicholson), who is assured by his science advisor (Pierce Brosnan) that the coming aliens are utterly peaceful. This advice is hotly contested by the military (led by Rod Steiger), who advices the President to annihilate them. When the aliens land, they are seen to be green, garish, and very cheerful. But appearances prove deceiving when the "friendly" aliens abruptly disintegrate the entire U.S. Congress. Hollywood notables appear in vast quantities in roles (and sub-plots) of all sizes in this zany feature. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jack Nicholson
      Jack Nicholson - Art Land, President Dale
    • Glenn Close
      Glenn Close - Marsha Dale
    • Annette Bening
      Annette Bening - Barbara Land
    • Pierce Brosnan
      Pierce Brosnan - Donald Kessler



    Customer rating

    4.4
    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun Movie

      Posted
      Anonymous

      Whats great about this film? I believe it's the cast of amazing actors that, on purpose, are NOT amazing. This is not "The Departed". These actors are poking as much fun at sci-fi as they are at themselves. It shows that they don't always have to take themselves so seriously and they can do something thats totally off-beat and fun. No character is more developed then any other in this film, which I think is great. Everyone is 2 dimensional, even Tom Jones!! This is a fun movie, and one which you can watch a few times before it get relegated to dust collector.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Unexpected fun!

      Posted
      freekchik

      Mars Attacks is loads of fun! Not your typical Tim Burton film, and certainly not like every other sci-fi B-movie. A definite must-see. A-list cast fill the credits of this film, and an amazing score from none other than Danny Elfman. Don't listen to Roger Ebert on this one- enough time has passed since 1996 to make this one a classic. Everyone will love it. I promise.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Cast!

      Posted
      kevman79

      What makes 'Mars Attacks' so much fun is the exceptional cast, most of whom meet their demise rather quickly, and humorously, in this movie. It's not for everyone, but for those who enjoy the works of director Tim Burton, and his often dark sense of humor, it's sure to make you laugh. Widescreen and full-screen, but not much in terms of bonus.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic!

      Posted
      muttonchops
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      Our old copy had several bad spots and finally stopped playing. I kept looking for a new one and was happy to find it while browsing through the DVD department. We dig out this movie at family gatherings, pop open a few brews and enjoy this ridiculous movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Alien invasion gone wrong

      Posted
      OlyGuy
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      Insanity and guffaws run amok in this "War of the Worlds" retelling with a stellar cast and some goofy looking aliens. It is fun to see celebrities out of their comfort zone playing some whacked out characters. There is even an alien solution to draining the swamp in Washington, D.C.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent sci-fi send-up!

      Posted
      AOPisaac
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      Tim Burton demonstrated a keen understanding of B grade sci-fi crud (the best kind!) with ED WOOD, and MARS ATTACKS is a natural extension. A fantastic cast, great humor AND a fun alien invasion flick. A great movie for an affordable BluRay!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      unfair shipping

      Posted
      JeanneW
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      I ordered 2 DVD's and only received this one. Best Buy cancelled the other DVD due to "no longer in stock" issues. But I got the same shipping charge ($4.99) for one this one DVD that I didn't mind paying for both DVD's. I'll order from Family Video from now on ($1.99 S&H).

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun movie

      Posted
      movieFan
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      Another zinger from the quirky mind of Tim Burton. A nice send-up of the classic alien-invasion theme. Great all-star cast, and overall very funny. A true inspiration to peacemakers everywhere!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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