History YMMV / MarsAttacks

5th Aug '17 7:33:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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* VindicatedByCable: This movie failed at the box office hard enough to screw Creator/TimBurton out of directing what [[DevelopmentHell eventually became]] ''SupermanReturns''. Only now is it a minor CultClassic.

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* VindicatedByCable: This movie failed at the box office hard enough to screw Creator/TimBurton out of directing what [[DevelopmentHell eventually became]] ''SupermanReturns''.''Film/SupermanReturns''. Only now is it a minor CultClassic.
19th Jul '17 8:04:11 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Every time somebody gets disintegrated by the Martians; Not helping is the fact that we're always treated to the sight of their charred skeletons afterward.
12th Jun '17 10:32:44 PM TitoMosquito
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* CrowningMomentofAwesome: The Earthlings getting payback on the Martians...[[spoiler:and later when their planet explodes]].

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* CrowningMomentofAwesome: CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The Earthlings getting payback on the Martians...[[spoiler:and later when their planet explodes]].
6th May '17 10:39:14 PM omnicritic
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** Also the scene where the translation machine was used to translate the Martian leader's broadcast. [[TranslationTrainWreck The translation made no sense]], so it seems more likely the machine just didn't work. Then again, maybe they were just intentionally saying nonsense [[AliensAreBastards just to screw with the humans]], having gathered on [[GullibleLemmings they forgave too easily]]? Or again, perhaps the machine simply had quite locked onto the language yet.

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** Also the scene where the translation machine was used to translate the Martian leader's broadcast. [[TranslationTrainWreck The translation made no sense]], so it seems more likely the machine just didn't work. Then again, maybe they were just intentionally saying nonsense [[AliensAreBastards just to screw with the humans]], having gathered on [[GullibleLemmings they forgave too easily]]? Or again, perhaps the machine simply had not quite locked onto the language yet.
6th May '17 1:09:06 PM LtFedora
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* NightmareFuel: The disembodied, but still alive, heads of two of the main cast.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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The disembodied, but still alive, heads of two of the main cast. cast.
** The Martians themselves can be very unsettling, especially their skull-like faces.
8th Jan '17 4:20:25 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** In the ending we get Natalie Portman [[spoiler: giving the movie's true hero a medal and kissing him]]. An apparent reference to ''StarWars: ANewHope'', 3 years before Portman became the mother of both characters in that scene in ''ThePhantomMenace''.

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** In the ending we get Natalie Portman Creator/NataliePortman [[spoiler: giving the movie's true hero a medal and kissing him]]. An apparent reference to ''StarWars: ANewHope'', ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'', 3 years before Portman became the mother of both characters in that scene in ''ThePhantomMenace''.''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.



** Creator/NataliePortman, Creator/JackBlack, and Sarah Jessica Parker (to a lesser extent), were not famous when this movie came out and would only later be recognized, making this all-star cast even more impressive.

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** Creator/NataliePortman, Creator/JackBlack, and Sarah Jessica Parker Creator/SarahJessicaParker (to a lesser extent), were not famous when this movie came out and would only later be recognized, making this all-star cast even more impressive.
8th Jan '17 4:19:23 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* FridgeBrilliance: When nuclear weapons are used against the the Martians they capture the explosive force of the nuke, and smoke it! They use it like a balloon and it gives them high pitched helium voices. Fridge Brilliance kicks in when you realize that a hydrogen bomb really does produce helium as a by-product of nuclear fusion.
* FridgeLogic: How come [[spoiler:Donald Kessler and Nathalie Lake]]'s heads can breathe if it's been established the Martians breathe nitrogen? Why are they alive at all?
** Conversely, why CAN'T the Martians breathe on Earth considering Earth's atmosphere is in fact 78% nitrogen?
*** Two reasons: (1) Because Earthís atmosphere is also about 20% oxygen, which, to a species that breathes nitrogen, would have similar effects on the lungs as a 20% fluorine atmosphere would on ours. (2) For the same reasons why we canít breathe in a 78% oxygen atmosphere for very long: it causes acute toxic effects.
8th Jan '17 4:18:14 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "It's ME! Byron WILLIAMS! HEAVYWEIGHT! CHAMPION! OF THE WORLD!"]]
8th Jan '17 4:16:53 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: ''"They blew up Congress!'' Ahahahahahahaha!" ItMakesSenseInContext.
** It makes sense out of context. It's ''[[AcceptableTargets Congress.]]''



%% * OneSceneWonder: Lisa Marie as the Martian Girl.

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%% * OneSceneWonder: Lisa Marie as the Martian Girl.
13th Nov '16 1:13:16 AM DoctorSleep
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** The French government trying to negotiate with the martians and being repaid with death and destruction can be hard to watch now that several acts of terrorism have been carried out in France by refugees and migrants.
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