Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comedy science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jonathan Gems. Based on the cult trading card series of the same name, the film stars Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, and Danny DeVito with supporting roles done by Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones, Lukas Haas, Natalie Portman, Jim Brown, Lisa Marie Smith, and Sylvia Sidney. The film is a parody of science fiction B movies with elements of black comedy and political satire.
Cedric Williams: What are you guys gawking at? Get that president outta here!
Marsian Ambassador: Ack! Ack! Ack!
President Dale: What do you think, Marcia?
First Lady: Kick the crap out of 'em.
|Release Date||12 December 1996|
|US Box Office||$38,000,000|
|Tagline||Nice planet. We'll take it!|
|Genre||Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller|
|Filming Locations||Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina|
|Sound Mix||DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS|
|Film Class||Sci-Fi Comedy, Parody/Spoof, Alien Film, Ensemble Film|
|Mood||Fantastic Reality, Just for Laughs|
|Themes||Evil Aliens, End of the World, Heads of State|
|Tones||Campy, Goofy, Silly, Satirical, Whimsical, Fanciful|