Thursday, February 18, 2016
SRC 098: Mars Attacks! (1996)
When your trading card 50's film spoof turns out to be more boring than the stale gum which came in the packs, you know you've ack-ack-ack-ed your way into the Restroom...
MARS ATTACKS! deals with an overstuffed cast of characters (Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Glenn Close, among others) who are forced to cope with a bunch of asshole CGI martians who decide to invade earth. Industry staple Jack Nicholson hams his way through two roles, one as the President of the US, and the other as a Las Vegas real estate mogul. Neither performance is memorable, much like most of the film.
You can find this snoozefest invasion available for streaming on Amazon, VUDU, and YouTube, but as always, you're better off leaving these alien jokesters to us and finding some other cinematic planet to invade.
Paul "The Cinematic Hawk" Hawkins from the BlokeBusters podcast joins us as part of our extended co-flushing team this time out.
Sit back now and give a listen as Griffin, Crest, & Knight flush you down the cinematic bowl with, MARS ATTACKS!...