Mars Attacks! – Filtered

Theatrical Release: December 13, 1996
DVD Release: June 17, 1997


The Martians decide to attack our planet and devastate everything. Why? Because it’s fun!!! They enjoy killing people and destroying buildings; they even play bowling with the statues at Easter Isles and pose for photos in front of temples as they are blowing up. Will somebody find a way to stop them or will everyone die in the war with these short, big-brained aliens?

Dove Review

“Mars Attacks!” was quite the flick! The US Government learns of approaching Martians and prepares to welcome them and hope for a peaceful response. All seems to be going well as the translator states that they “come in peace”. A chosen group of people meet in the Nevada desert at the appointed landing coordinates. The Martians land, state they are peaceful and proceed to annihilate everyone with their laser guns which fry bodies and leave skeletons. The US President decides it is a matter of miscommunication and gives them a second chance, resulting in the complete obliteration of Congress. The entire mass of Martian spaceships land and begin to wipe out the entire world. A selfless teenager, while rescuing his grandmother, stumbles upon the fact that cheesy show tunes are what destroy the Martians and proceeds to get the word around the world. Tunes blare and Martian heads’ explode into green goo inside their space helmets. Thank you young man! What a show! I was trying to figure out if this movie, which was filled with some huge names, was supposed to be a joke from Hollywood! I just couldn’t believe that these super- stars would stoop to being a part of such a ridiculous movie. Enough said, except to say with the violence this film is not Dove approved.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Implied that top government aide picks up prostitutes, president and wife in bed sleeping (no sex or nudity).
Language: None.
Violence: :Almost the entire movie was the frying of people and Martians with laser guns, the President was stabbed, buildings explode, chandelier falls and crushes the First Lady.
Drugs: Smoking and drinking in casino.
Nudity: Slinky outfits on waitresses, revealing halter tops and tight pants, cleavage on hookers, short skirts.
Other: Woman meditates and has a Buddha statue, some New Age philosophy.


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Len Brown
Director: Tim Burton
Producer: Tim Burton
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 106 min.
Reviewer: Sarrah Bennor