Tim Burton's affectionate, brightly colored hommage
to '50s alien invasion movies, pulp sci-fi, comic books and -- of course -- the lurid Mars Attacks! trading cards, leaves no cliche unturned. Martian saucers are spotted spinning their way toward Earth, which prepares
for its first contact with aliens. The spacemen -- pop-eyed, skull-faced, spider monkeys with giant, pulsating brains -- claim to come in peace, but whip out their Toys "R" Us-style rayguns at the earliest opportunity, lasering dignitaries, dogs, soldiers and New Age saucer-huggers with equal
glee. The cast is a who's who of the hot, the funky, the cool, the famous and the has-been (discretio...