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Mars Attacks - The CG Version

I think it's nice to have a direct comparison with the CG version that was so beautifully created by ILM. I'm sure you'll agree, they did the original source material justice and then some. Mars Attacks isn't a perfect film but I do enjoy watching it and as I'm looking over these images I'm getting strong urges to go and watch it again...

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You may/may not know this but while the film was in development, Tim Burton was looking at doing the Martians as stop motion animation. He commissioned Mackinnon and Saunders (a UK company famous for their stop motion models) to make some full sized Martians which was around five feet. They didn't get used apart from right at the end and they are the dead bodies being scooped up in the cleanup operation at the end of the film. I visited their studio many years ago and they had one of them in the entrance lobby which I managed to take a photo of while giggling like a loon in excitement (I must see if I still have that photo).
While talking about the film I was told about the fact they only got used at the end but also that one of the full sized bodies went missing on its way from the UK to the USA for filming. The guy telling me said it was probably stolen at the airport and joked that it was probably the only time a Martian's been abducted by humans.

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave Kirkby

Wow, you're really a fan of this movie, and you know what? Me too! By any chance, do you have any idea of how I can make me one of those helmets? Oh, and by the way, I can sound exactly like they do in the movie; they do some kinde of yelling and do sound very funny saying they come in peace while infact they began a genocide. I think they should make a sequel movie, I realy do.

November 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDieter

Hey, I really lov this movie. If you're the director, how come you haven't made a sequel yet? I believe this movie is the greatest, yet awesome movie about Marshians ever made. I know, there have been TV-Shows and other movies about Marshians but this movie was something else! However, I know it's gonna be hard to find a reaplcement actor for Michael J. Fox as he is now seriously ill. I could tell he was sick by just watching the movie, there were shots of him that were extremely short. It's really sad 'cause he's one of my favorite actors of all time with his "Backto the Future" saga, but you've got to make a sequel and a part 3 also! Please teach me how to make one of those helmets, 'cause I'd love to have one and I'd wear it so often regardless of what people think about it!

November 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDieter

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