It is a normal day for everyone, until President of the United States James Dale (Jack Nicholson) 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
Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham used the Martian eyes for Achmed the Dead Terrorist. See more »
The "Martian Girl" (Lisa Marie) is standing in front of the Washington Monument when the White House Press Secretary (Martin Short) rolls up in his limousine and offers to show her around the White House, which we see just across the street. The Washington Monument and White House are actually over a mile apart. See more »
[In the White House]
They don't know what the hell they're talking about. Liberals, intellectuals... peacemongers, IDIOTS!
[coming out of her bedroom]
Would you please keep it down? People live here.
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Special effects: No living animals were barbecued during the production of this film. See more »
A television ad had Marsha Dale saying (over the desicion of what to do about the Martians): "Kick the crud out of them!" which was an edit to what she said in the theatrical version: "Kick the crap out of them!" See more »
If you have a warped sense of humour, you'll enjoy this
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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