History Film / MarsAttacks

25th Jun '17 5:15:55 PM FGHIK
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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Almost all of the humans except General Decker when it comes to the Martians. They even fall for the Martian "apologies" multiple times.

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Almost all of the humans except General Decker when it comes to the Martians. They even fall for the Martian "apologies" multiple times."apologies". [[TooDumbToLive Multiple times!]]
6th Jun '17 8:24:42 PM evangelikevin
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** [[FridgeBrilliance If a human tried to breathe a primarily-oxygen atmosphere pressurized to over 100 atmospheres (Mars' atmospheric pressure is less than 1% of Earth's), they'd die pretty fast too!]]
12th May '17 6:51:43 PM butterflygrrl
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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/JudgeDredd'', the Martians inject a mob boss with ninites claiming they would allow him to understand their language. In addition the Martian adds this disclaimer:
12th May '17 6:41:44 PM butterflygrrl
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** In the novelization, Byron is KilledOffForReal.

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** In the novelization, [[spoiler: Byron is KilledOffForReal.]]
22nd Apr '17 9:20:29 PM Lanes17B
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* TheDogBitesBack: As the Martian mother ship starts to go down, [[MixAndMatchCritters Natalie's dog, whose head was surgically implanted on her body,]] grabs one of the Martians, and strangles him while yapping in his face.
22nd Mar '17 7:28:53 AM SilverSupernova
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* ExactWords: In Mars Attacks Judge Dread, Dread makes an deal with a crime lord to have his record wiped clean in exchange for transport in his antique, gasoline-powered car after the Martians set off an EMP which renders all other forms of transportation inert. Once the Martians are taken care of, Dread arrests the crime lord anyway since, despite wiping his past crimes from the record as agreed, driving a gas powered vehicle violates Mega City's anti-pollution laws. While this usually results in an extremely minor fine, judges are allowed to issue any sentence they see fit and Dread gives him a life sentence.

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* ExactWords: In Mars Attacks Judge Dread, Dread makes an deal with a crime lord to have his record wiped clean in exchange for transport in his antique, gasoline-powered car after the Martians set off an EMP which renders all other forms of transportation inert. Once the Martians are taken care of, Dread arrests the crime lord anyway since, despite wiping his past ''past'' crimes from the record as agreed, driving a gas powered vehicle violates Mega City's anti-pollution laws.laws and counts as a new crime unaffected by the bargain. While this usually results in an extremely minor fine, judges are allowed to issue any sentence they see fit and Dread gives him a life sentence.
22nd Mar '17 7:27:28 AM SilverSupernova
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* ExactWords: In Mars Attacks Judge Dread, Dread makes an deal with a crime lord to have his record wiped clean in exchange for transport in his antique, gasoline-powered car after the Martians set off an EMP which renders all other forms of transportation inert. Once the Martians are taken care of, Dread arrests the crime lord anyway since, despite wiping his past crimes from the record as agreed, driving a gas powered vehicle violates Mega City's anti-pollution laws. While this usually results in an extremely minor fine, judges are allowed to issue any sentence they see fit and Dread gives him a life sentence.
19th Mar '17 11:36:33 AM nombretomado
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** The final scene on the Capitol steps to the final scene in ''StarWars Episode IV ANewHope''. Becomes incredibly HilariousInHindsight because Natalie Portman went on to play Queen Amidala in the prequel trilogy, where she plays the same role in paying homage to the same scene.

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** The final scene on the Capitol steps to the final scene in ''StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars Episode IV ANewHope''.Film/ANewHope''. Becomes incredibly HilariousInHindsight because Natalie Portman went on to play Queen Amidala in the prequel trilogy, where she plays the same role in paying homage to the same scene.
14th Mar '17 1:56:24 PM DarcyFoster
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* WordSaladHumor: The Martians' first message to Earth?
--> "All green of skin, 800 centuries ago, their bodily fluids include the birth of half-breeds. For the fundamental truth self-determination of the cosmos, for dark is the suede that mows like a harvest."
6th Feb '17 2:28:45 PM marcoasalazarm
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%% * DeusExNukina: Parodied.

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%% * DeusExNukina: Parodied.Parodied and averted. After a long time setting it up, all it does is allow the Martians to do a HeliumSpeech gag and showcase their technology to be too superior for them to be taken out ''that'' way.



%% * DisintegratorRay

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%% * DisintegratorRayDisintegratorRay: The Martians' ray guns, that only leave behind someone's skeleton.



%% * DreadfulMusician

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%% * DreadfulMusicianDreadfulMusician: Slim Whitman's "Indian Love Call" (and its high amounts of yodeling) is the Martians' WeaksauceWeakness.



%% * GeneralRipper: General Decker, who turns out to be absolutely right.

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%% * GeneralRipper: General Decker, who wants to go into Martial Law the moment the Martians arrive and keeps on trying to get nukes approved for use. Unusually for this kind of film, he turns out to be absolutely right.right about the Martians being a threat.



%% * LastKiss: Donald and Natalie.

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%% * LastKiss: Donald and Natalie.Natalie, as the Martian mothership goes down into the sea.



%% * RushmoreRefacement

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%% * RushmoreRefacementRushmoreRefacement: The Martians use their ship lasers to change Rushmore so it shows the faces of various Martians (probably some famous ones to them).



%% * SedgwickSpeech

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%% * SedgwickSpeechSedgwickSpeech: General Decker's DefiantToTheEnd EagleLand speech (which apes Winston Churchill's "We will fight on the beaches, we will fight in the fields" speech). The Head Martian shuts him up by stepping on him.



%% * TheWarRoom: And a really cool-looking one at that.

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%% * TheWarRoom: And Located on the President's last-resort bunker, including such things as a really cool-looking one at that.tactical map spread on the floor and concealed monitors to view the nuclear missile launch.
* WarHawk: General Decker. His EstablishingCharacterMoment is to demand for Martial Law to be enabled once the Martians arrive and pushes for an immediate preventive strike when the Martians still appear peaceful, and wishes to escalate to full-blown nuclear warfare after the FirstContact attempt goes pear-shaped. Unusually enough, even if appearing to be a jingoistic BloodKnight of epic proportions from first appearance to unceremonious death, he was pretty much right about the aliens.



%% * TheWorfBarrage

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%% * TheWorfBarrageTheWorfBarrage: Up until "Indian Love Call" starts broadcasting, the efforts of the U.S. military to stop the Martians at best only kills individual Martians. Even using nuclear weapons is completely useless (and only makes the Martians mock them).
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