My Favorite Martian Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for My Favorite Martian the Movie

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This retread of the semi-successful '60s TV sitcom adds to the growing pile of evidence that the words "original" and "thought" are not used in the same sentence in Hollywood anymore. Tim (Daniels) is a TV producer cajoled into hiding his "Uncle Martin." Martin (Lloyd) is actually an alien whose spaceship has crashed, and he's on the run from a government agency and the prying press. Tim must throw racy reporter Hurley off the trail as well, although he has a crush on her. Numerous animated and computer morphed sight gags, including a horny wisecracking spacesuit named Zoot (who brings new meaning to the term "skirt chasing"), take the place of a plot. Sets new standards for mediocrity, but the kiddies might enjoy it.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mars, Special FX Extravaganzas, Comedy Sci-Fi, Alien Beings--Benign, Adapted from Television, Disney Family Movies, Aliens Are People, Too, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews
Sherri Stoner, Deanna Oliver
Jeff Daniels, Christopher Lloyd, Elizabeth Hurley, Daryl Hannah, Wallace Shawn, Christine Ebersole, Ray Walston, Michael Lerner
Thomas Ackerman
Donald Petrie
John Debney
Walt Disney Pictures

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