History Film / MarsAttacks

24th Apr '16 2:58:00 PM Whistler
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** He also asserts that they breathe Nitrogen, despite the fact that Earth's atmosphere is primarily Nitrogen, and the aliens die so quickly when their helmets are shattered that the atmosphere is obviously poisonous to them.
17th Apr '16 4:03:53 PM ThallianGold
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Parodied, as with everything else. The lone Martian soldier that Danny DeVito's lawyer comes across doesn't spare so much as a snicker when killing him.
28th Mar '16 11:42:56 AM WikkiWikkiWoop
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* {{Schadenfreude}}:
-->'''Florence Norris''': They blew up Congress!
20th Mar '16 9:22:30 PM quirkygenius
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* ISurrederSuckers: The Martians love this trope. They have a habit of calling truces, only to attack moments later.

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* ISurrederSuckers: ISurrenderSuckers: The Martians love this trope. They have a habit of calling truces, only to attack moments later.
20th Mar '16 9:22:08 PM quirkygenius
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** Although what they were actually saying may have been entirely different; the alien translator machine never working right was sort of a RunningGag. It's also possible that the Martians realized this and chose to cart it around because they thought it was funny. Note that after the first attack, when the Martian's receive the President's message seeking reconciliation, the Ambassador takes it to the Emperor who reads it out loud... then both promptly burst into laughter. They also have a habit of calling truces, only to attack moments later.

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** Although what they were actually saying may have been entirely different; the alien translator machine never working right was sort of a RunningGag. It's also possible that the Martians realized this and chose to cart it around because they thought it was funny. Note that after the first attack, when the Martian's receive the President's message seeking reconciliation, the Ambassador takes it to the Emperor who reads it out loud... then both promptly burst into laughter. They also have a habit of calling truces, only to attack moments later.



* ISurrederSuckers: The Martians love this trope. They have a habit of calling truces, only to attack moments later.



* JugglingLoadedGuns: When a soldier runs screaming towards a rifle, points it at a Martian -- and hits the magazine release. Possibly justified because said soldier is played by Jack Black.

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* JugglingLoadedGuns: When a soldier runs screaming towards a rifle, points it at a Martian -- and hits the magazine release. Possibly justified because said soldier is played by Jack Black.
20th Mar '16 9:19:28 PM quirkygenius
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* BadassFamily: Byron Williams [[spoiler: single-handedly kills the martian embasaddor in a boxing match and survives the beatdown that apparently left him for dead]] and his sons [[spoiler: who take ray guns from a fallen martian and start attacking the invaders so the president can be led to safety]].
* BerserkButton: The Martians really don't like birds (maybe. Given their behaviour, it might just be the birds were there).

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* BadassFamily: Byron Williams [[spoiler: single-handedly kills the martian embasaddor ambassador in a boxing match and survives the beatdown that apparently left him for dead]] and his sons [[spoiler: who take ray guns from a fallen martian and start attacking the invaders so the president can be led to safety]].
* BerserkButton: The Martians really don't like birds (maybe. Given their behaviour, it might just be birds. While they are violent and sadistic, note how the birds were there).Martian [[spoiler:that had the President hostage and was using him as a HumanShield]] immediately took its focus off its hostage and the men who had it at gunpoint as soon as it saw the bird.



** Although what they were actually saying may have been entirely different; the alien translator machine never working right was sort of a RunningGag. It's also possible that the Martians realised this and chose to cart it around because they thought it was funny. They did have a habit of calling truces, only to attack moments later.

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** Although what they were actually saying may have been entirely different; the alien translator machine never working right was sort of a RunningGag. It's also possible that the Martians realised realized this and chose to cart it around because they thought it was funny. funny. Note that after the first attack, when the Martian's receive the President's message seeking reconciliation, the Ambassador takes it to the Emperor who reads it out loud... then both promptly burst into laughter. They did also have a habit of calling truces, only to attack moments later.
15th Mar '16 11:59:05 AM portaljumper339
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* StarfishLanguage: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in that they are making vocalizations, it's just that they sound to human ears like an endless stream of "Ack ack, rack ACK ACK!"
3rd Mar '16 11:02:24 PM Cakeman
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* ProlongedPrologue: The aliens only start attacking Earth about halfway through the movie.
18th Feb '16 9:09:49 AM SilverSupernova
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* BlatantLies: In ''Mars Attacks [[ComicBook/JudgeDread]]'', the Martians inject a mob boss with ninites claiming they would allow him to understand their language. In addition the Martian adds this disclaimer:

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* BlatantLies: In ''Mars Attacks [[ComicBook/JudgeDread]]'', ComicBook/JudgeDread'', the Martians inject a mob boss with ninites claiming they would allow him to understand their language. In addition the Martian adds this disclaimer:
18th Feb '16 9:09:15 AM SilverSupernova
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* BlatantLies: In ''Mars Attacks [[ComicBook JudgeDread]]'', the Martians inject a mob boss with ninites claiming they would allow him to understand their language. In addition the Martian adds this disclaimer:

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* BlatantLies: In ''Mars Attacks [[ComicBook JudgeDread]]'', [[ComicBook/JudgeDread]]'', the Martians inject a mob boss with ninites claiming they would allow him to understand their language. In addition the Martian adds this disclaimer:
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