Monday, July 21, 2014

MARS ATTACKS! / Tim Burton Productions - 1996

It's Martian Monster Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. This Tim Burton production is (supposedly) based on the super classic Topps gum cards from 1962 and features a big pile of stars, many of which get killed off. This silly little movie made a staggering amount of money!

Eegah!! sent over a sound clip from this flick with some Tom Jones singing his hit "It's Not Unusual" as Rome burns, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there by the Martian Ray Gun, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... MARS ATTACKS!

This is a good place to start... Okay, why in the Hell would you make a movie called MARS ATTACKS! and use saucers stolen from EARTH vs. THE FLYING SAUCERS??!!.. I don't get it.

The Martians were originally designed by Super Dungeon Hero and Comic God, the amazing Wally Wood! I have a little surprise at the end of the post, so, hang on to the hand rail!

I really like this shot of Michael J. Fox, just before he gets turned into a yucky green skeleton!

Gung ho private Jack Black thinks his American flag is enough to stop the devilish invaders.

Lisa Marie's the Martian bombshell that bites off horndog Martin Short's finger and spits it into the fish tank!

The Martians in the mother ship pass time by watching American TV!

Danny DeVito gets a little more than he bargained for at the craps table!!

Here, Jim Brown teaches the Martians a little bit about the sweet science of boxing!

It seems that one particular song, "Indian Love Call" by Slim Whitman, drives them absolutely mad and makes their heads explode!! A handy secret weapon played over loudspeakers worldwide, bringing the invasion to an abrupt end!


Jim Brown gets the last stomp!

Now, here's a blood curdling look at three original panels done by Wally Wood for Topps. You know, I'd prefer to see a movie based on the original story and cards! So, check back Wednesday for more from the Dungeon crew!



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Unknown said...

Tim Burton screws up everything he touches and I always imagine how good it might have been if it was done by someone who was serious and not a smirking ironic hipster.

I mean, he markets himself as some original artist, but has he done anything that was not based on someone elses work since, say, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS? Hate to tell ya Timmy, but that was 1990, almost two decades ago.

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