Directed by famous (and now ultra popular Tim Burton) this movie is highly underrated. I guess everyone was expecting something more in line of his classic movies, and not this type of parody. So before you check it out, you might wanna check out some of the hype sixties, seventies and even eighties cheesy movies of aliens attacking the Earth because this is spoof of those flicks (and many others). The whole thing is actually based on a trading card series Mars Attacks from the sixties. However, this movie can be watched on its own, especially if you’re a science fiction fan. And since it’s so entertaining everyone else can enjoy in it too. Throw in political satire, gags and an excellent cast and you got yourself one hell of a movie.
So after detecting the flying saucers in the space around the Earth, government is preparing a welcoming committee for the aliens, hoping to establish a friendly relationship. But as you probably guessed aliens have something else in their mind. In a cast there is not a single unknown actor and you will probably enjoy in their zany performances. One more perk is that you see Sarah Jessica Parker after the alien experiment with some animal (I think that a horse would be more suiting for it, but what to do :D). Colorful characters, great ending (guess what movie is it from) and everything else in between are beginning you to check out this masterpiece. If for nothing else, then to see how $70 million budget can make a movie look like it’s straight to DVD.
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones, Jim Brown, Natalie Portman, Pam Grier
Fun Stuff: Johnny Depp turned down the role of reporter Jason Stone.