Invaders from Mars
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Once seen in childhood, Invaders from Mars is never forgotten. Cleverly directed (and designed) by William Cameron Menzies, the film is told from the point of view of its preteen protagonist David MacLean (Jimmy Hunt)--and as such, the perspective tends to be eerily larger than life at times. Awakened from his slumbers, David looks out his bedroom window and witnesses the landing of a Martian spaceship. In the days that follow, the boy notices a radical change in the behavior of his parents (Leif Erickson, Hillary Brooke)--and no wonder, since their minds have been taken over by the Martians.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

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"It isn't great, but it is great fun."
‑ Rob Humanick,
"One of the silliest and most threadbare 1950s science fiction movies, while at the same time being one of the best."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Invaders from Mars really is laughably camp and an often goony 79 minutes, but if that was its totality it would be utterly dismissed like so many of its kin today."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"An enjoyable B-movie, but not quite as good as its reputation suggests it would be."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Wm. Cameron Menzies' almost-masterpiece of Cold War paranoia, bracing and impactful despite some conspicuous gaffes in the costuming-and-effects department. The underlying beauty of it all is a tacit understanding that yes, It Can, Too, Happen Here."
‑ Michael H. Price, Fort Worth Business Press
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