Exigius Twelve and a Half, an exoanthropologist from the planet Mars, becomes stranded on Earth after his one-man spaceship narrowly misses a NASA rocket plane and crashes near Los Angeles.... See full summary »
A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by zoologist Gregg O'Hara (Bill Paxton) and Jill Young (Charlize Theron), with whom he grew up. Poacher Strasser (Rade Serbedzija) returns from the past to seek vengeance on Joe.
Life couldn't get much worse for News Producer Tim O'Hara. He humiliates the one he loves, Brace Channing and ends up getting fired by her father. Then, a Martian from Mars arrives in his home. The Martian adopts the name 'Uncle Martin' and becomes friends with Tim, whilst he fixes his ship. Unaware to Martin, Tim actually wants to reveal him to the world, but can he actually do that to his new friend and 'Uncle'?Written by
I had not seen the TV series for 30 years or so, but I had fond memories of it--I think Ray Walston could have played martin in this one(he does a cameo), still. Christopher Lloyd did his schtik--which I usually love and played him a little more "wacky". Elizabeth Hurley was her delicious self, while Daryl Hannah tried to play the "innocent" at age 40! This was a little raunchy for a Disney flick, but overall it was OK.
After seeing the movie, I caught a re-run of the old show and appreciated how funny it really was.
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