For the 1996 unique impacts treasure trove “Mars Attacks!,” director Tim Burton was brought onboard to adapt a series of pulp sci-fi trading cards from the 1960s published by Topps. The original trading cards showed a shockingly violent alien invasion of Earth by big-brained beasts from Mars, total with huge robots, diminish rays, and burning flesh. The movie might have eschewed the cards’ gritty tone, but kept their over-the-top spectacle, with a fleet of Martian saucers raining damage from above.
When they’re first found on their method to Earth though, biologist Donald Kessler (Pierce Brosnan) insists they should have serene intents, and U.S. President Dale (Jack Nicholson) insists on welcoming their Martian neighbors as buddies. However things go wrong right away when the Martian’s ambassador vaporizes the military envoy, sending Earth into a panic. This consists of a brazen Las Vegas hotelier, an ex-boxer who is attempting to reunite with his wife and kids, and a set of news reporters covering the chaos.
A black funny occupied by unique characters, “Mars Attacks!” boasted an all-star cast that included Glenn Close, Natalie Portman, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Michael J. Fox, and Jack Nicholson in dual functions, as a Las Vegas gambling establishment magnate and as the President of the United States. Footballer Jim Brown and famous crooner Tom Jones also made unforgettable appearances, but the motion picture is actually everything about its wild damage and cynical take a look at mankind.