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
The producers wanted to use the heat ray sound effect from Paramount Pictures' The War of the Worlds (1953) as the sound of the Martians' ray guns, but Paramount refused permission to do so. See more »
Richie brings home donuts to the trailer. His mother asks how old they are, to which he says, "Monday," and she retorts, "that's six days ago," making it Sunday - yet the opening scene says it is Thursday morning. 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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A flying saucer buzzes around the opening Warner Brothers logo. 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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