Mars Attacks!
Filmfest 2008

The Martians, designed to duplicate the invaders in Topps' Mars Attacks! trading cards of the '60s, are like E.T. redrawn by Bart Simpson. Their heads are grinning skulls topped by big, squishy brains; to be blunt, their heads look like testicles. It's fitting that we almost get wiped out by the only species more warlike and testosterone-brained than we are, and Burton is at his funniest when the Martians are zapping away like brats playing a video game. Rob Gonsalves, www.efilmcritic.com

tags: Feature film

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito

Credits

Director: Tim Burton