Invaders from Mars

1986

Horror / Sci-Fi

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Louise Fletcher as Mrs. McKeltch
Bud Cort as Mark Weinstein
Karen Black as Linda Magnusson
Peter Firth as Caine
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756.10 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 40 min
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23.976 fps
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Reviewed by Miyagis_Sweaty_wifebeater 9 / 10

Revenge of the 80's: The remake.

Invaders from Mars (1986) was a remake of the 1950's science fiction classic. Tobe Hooper slightly reinvents the original and updates the storyline. The story revolves around a strange alien craft that lands in a field. A young boy spots the craft but no ones listens to him or takes him seriously. Soon everyone around him begins to act very cold and strange. What can be the cause of this? Maybe the strange spaceship that landed in the abandoned field is causing this? Well it was the 80's.

Tobe Hooper made a very surreal and cool film. The special effects are excellent and the direction is on par. The acting is somewhat uneven. But the dialog and photography makes up for it. I enjoyed this movie when I was in junior high school and I still enjoy it to this very day. Another great film from Tobe Hooper.

Just don't take it too seriously. The movie is part homage and part remake of the original film and others like it that were made during the fifties.

Highly recommended.

Karen Black co-stars as the school nurse who believes the kid.

Reviewed by sgtking 5 / 10

Should have been better considering the talent involved

In the 1950s, Science Fiction movies were all the rage. Some were about aliens, others giant mutant bugs. When you watch a lot of them today, they're pretty cheesy. However, there are a few standouts that are still pretty effective. The 1980s saw a small resurgence of these kind of films. Sometimes homages work out rather well, sometimes not. By the mid-80s, Tobe Hooper had really made a name for himself. This remake of the 1953 film, was a collaboration between him and other great talents including 'The Return of the Living Dead' creator Dan O'Bannon. Unfortunately, what should have been a slam dunk is instead nothing special.

Pros: Above average performances. Pretty good score. Some quite good special effects. Never dull. Excellent cinematography. A few creepy moments.

Cons: Little we haven't seen in other films. Lacking suspense and tension. Uneven pacing. Inconsistent tone. Somewhat underwhelming final act. An ending that's been done before and is more a cop-out.

Final thoughts: 'Invaders from Mars '86' was a favorite of mine as a kid. I remember it freaking me out back then. Some childhood favorites hold up years after their release. Well, I'm sorry to say that this isn't one of them. Has enough going for it to be OK, but you get the feeling not much effort was put into this.

My rating: 2.5/5

Reviewed by BrickNash 8 / 10

Great update of a classic film which both looks good and pays tribute to it's predecessor.

I'm not a fan of remakes, not at all. I don't see why films that were good in the first place need to be 'updated'. Perhaps a bad film with a nice idea would be worthy but most remakes, especially these days are just cashing in on the success of the original and usually doing a bad job to boot.

Invaders From Mars is one of the most famous of the Classic 50's sci-fi films along with Forbidden Planet and War Of The Worlds. It's certainly the most disturbing of the era with paranoia and fear seen from a child's perspective along with some memorable imagery!

The big surprise about this remake is that it's actually good. Really good in fact! Of course it's not perfect but it set out to do a task and in my eyes succeeded!

I think one of the best things about the film is how it looks. The locations and sets are fantastic, the set of the alien space ship interior and tunnels are superb as are the locations such as the sand pit. This is all the more baffling when you consider that it's made by Canon, a company famous for uber cheap budgets and cutting corners but it certainly doesn't have that feel here.

Being made in the 80's the film has that certain warmth to its feel that seemed to be present in films of that era.

There is a remarkably strong Spielberg vibe to the whole film mixed in with a good does of John Carpenter from around the same era. Tobe Hooper does a great job with plenty of nice sweeping wide angles crossed with claustrophobic horror type shots and situations and some nice recreation of the iconic scenes of the 50's original such as the fence going over the hill. There are also plenty of snippets of trivia from the original film hidden here and there throughout the film which is a great tribute and obviously shows the film was made with love.

Of course it's not perfect, the acting is hammy in parts which sort of ups the cheese value a little but on the whole it's pretty average and doesn't stray much into 'cringe' territory.

A special mention and combined criticism must go to the Martian creatures themselves. Stan Winston's workshop created these beasts and although superbly made and animated they seems to not know whether to be scary or goofy, looking formidable with their huge teeth and grunts one might be scared stiff if they didn't look like a giant testicle from the side on.

These are minor flaws though in a film that has so obviously been made with a passion for the subject.

I love both versions of this film and I honestly think that more people should give it the credit that it is due!

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