Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
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Anyone who's seen the 1996 science-fiction lampoon Mars Attacks may have trouble watching Earth vs. the Flying Saucers with a straight face. Hugh Marlowe plays scientist Russell Marvin, who is on-hand when an alien spacecraft lands on earth. The saucermen at first insist that they've come in peace, but Marvin suspects otherwise. Sure enough, the visitors eventually declare their intention to take over the earth within the next 60 days, adding that the military's weapons are useless against them. The two-month window gives Marvin and his cohorts plenty of time to build-up… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[The finest] of these formula-driven alien invasion movies... and not only because its flying saucers are pretty much the best ever."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"One of countless pieces of '50s pulp to come out of a social fabric defined equally by interest in the unknown and mounting Cold War paranoia."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
"It is a good example of the kind of mediocre, paranoiac sci-fi films that were being made at the time."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Machine gun-happy paranoia to The Day the Earth Stood Still's messianic disarmament"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The name says it all. Campy entertainment."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Harryhausen effects are first reason to see this sci-fi mini-classic, and it is a fun trip."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Campy sci-fi with better than average effects"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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