Actors: Douglas Barr, Royal Dano, Kevin Thompson, Ariana Richards, Tony Pope
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Spaced Invaders|
|As the massive Martian space fleet closes in on the Arcturus system, a small asteroid mining ship intercepts a Halloween night broadcast of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" and misinterprets it as news of an actual Martian invasion of Earth.
The Martian quintet (voiced by Kevin Thompson, Tony Pope, Bruce Lanoil, Jeff Winkless, and Joe Alaskey) traces the signal to the small town of Big Bean, Illinois, where they attempt to conquer the "Earth scum" with their superior firepower. The invasion turns into a comedy of errors, however, when the townsfolk first mistake the diminuitive aliens for trick-or-treaters, then become enraged when the invaders blow up the town's brand-new off ramp.
Faced with an angry mob, a deady enforcer drone (voiced by Patrick Read Johnson), and a ship whose self-destruct system has been activated, which could wipe out the planet, the Martians have no choice but to turn to the local sheriff (Douglas Barr), his resourceful daughter (Ariana Richards), and a crotchety old farmer (Royal Dano) to save their green skin.
--James Craver, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Spaced Invaders|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- science fiction story
Invasion from human defender POV?
- overt invasion (very visible of monsters/aliens)
War and Invasion
- male alien
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- (man) bald
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn, straight
How much in movie?
- White (American)
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- can fly
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- Smarter than most other characters
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
- 20th century (1970's to Present)
- alien spaceship
Takes place on Earth?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Tone of movie
Comedy or somewhat funny movie?
Kinds of F/X
- exploding bombs
- exotic spaceships
- exotic aliens
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