As promised, it's time for an alien invasion. Some great movies to pick from, but thought it would be nice to dive into Tim Burton's spoof on 50's sci-fi, Mars Attacks!. This film has a list of stars that can measure up to Milton Berle's swinging rock-in-a-sock: Jack Nicholson, Annette Benning, Danny DeVito, Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenn Close, Pierce Brosnan, Martin Short, Michael J. Fox and Natalie Portman to name a few. And with composer extraordinaire Danny Elfman, first famous for being the Oingo Boingo big toe, teaming once again with Burton, Mars is packed with talent AND sounds great.
But with all that length to show for it, it's these short aliens with these bulbous noggins that steal the show. First time I saw them, it nearly knocked me out of my chair with how they walk, and certainly, how they talk -- f*cking hilarious. Fred Norris, the audio production and impressionist madman from the Howard Stern Show, has since ingrained that voice into my pea brain by way of a sound bite that he drops into Howard 100 every time one of the whack packers calls into the show (which is genius in its own right).
Back to the movie, I'm quite sure you'll find a lot worth commenting on with this film. And its cult status tells you that if it falls flat with you on the first viewing, just try it three more times in a row like your good ol' buddy FilmBender just did this weekend. Your brain will be fried and your gut will ache from the chuckles you make, and you'll sound like an alien yourself... ack, ack!
FilmBender is Funny Movie Reviews. So warning! Next time you hear that aliens may be invading, proceed to the welcome party with caution, and possibly, a little more protection than a bag of Reese's Pieces.