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My Favorite Martian Movie Review

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I only watched the first ten or fifteen minutes of the movie but that was more than enough time to realize that My Favorite Martian isn't going to be a very good movie. Of course, if you think that I am going to rate a movie based on the first ten minutes of a movie, you are wrong; my little brother has voiced his opinion, so what you are going to read in this short review is a compilation of what I saw and what he saw.

What I saw was this: A Mars scene that looks cheesy even for movies made twenty years ago, and that I'm sure did not excite kids in the least (they might not need as great as graphics as the older audiences, but they still have a limit as to what they can tolerate), an even cheesier spaceship crashing scene where the craft bounces off the freeway and flies around like a balloon loosing air, Elizabeth Hurley smoking, and Jeff Daniels trying to hit a silver suit that walks around on its own and talks like a thirteen-year-old kid. To put it flatly, this movie has stupid, stupid ideas, a decrepit budget, and segments that don't seem like they are made for kids (the suit grows boobs at one time and starts telling the Martian "what to do to females"). Just by seeing the first ten minutes I am surprised that this movie garnered a PG rating.

Overall, from what my brother tells me (he would have been thirteen at the time), the movie is pretty boring. There isn't that much comedy and the characters are silly and annoying. The suit that walks around by itself is incredibly stupid.

To me it sounds like Christopher Lloyd has made yet another career mistake, and Jeff Daniels still hasn't learned that he should stay out of movies rated PG or under (of course, 101 Dalmatians was pretty good). My Favorite Martian can be skipped.

Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.

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