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Mars Attacks! (1996)

Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

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It is a normal day for everyone, until the President of the United States announces Martians have been spotted circling Earth. The Martians land and a meeting is arranged, but not everything goes to plan, and the Martians seem to have other plans for Earth. Are they just misunderstood beings or do they really want to destroy all of humanity? Written by Film_Fan

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Nice planet. We'll take it! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi fantasy violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,384,272 (USA) (13 December 1996)

Gross:

$37,754,208 (USA) (14 March 1997)
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Trivia

Jonathan Gems didn't realize that the Mars Attacks bubble gum cards had a story on the back until he'd written the script using his own original story. See more »

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The position of the dog during the interview. See more »

Quotes

Billy Glenn Norris: [about to get on the bus to leave for the Army, to his brother] So long, retard.
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A flying saucer buzzes around the opening Warner Brothers logo. See more »

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References Batman Returns (1992) See more »

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Champagne Fanfare
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If you have a warped sense of humour, you'll enjoy this
21 January 2006 | by (Bath, England) – See all my reviews

Tim Burton's film, 'Mars Attacks!' combines elements of dark humour with an alien invasion to create a hilarious film. There's no doubt about it that audiences will be torn between those who enjoyed the film (the comedy) and those who hated it. This film is a parody of other Earth-invasion films, such as 'Independence Day' and 'War of the Worlds', which have been a common theme in story-telling for decades and particularly in the 1950s. In this film, the aliens are content on destroying Earth and humiliating the humans for the sake of it. It's not a serious film at all, and you'll either love it or hate it, depending on how warped your sense of humour is. I thought it was fun, even though it is not the best film of all time.


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