Mars Attacks (1996) was directed by Tim Burton. It is an action, comedy fantasy 50s B movie style film. Despite some of the biggest names in Hollywood, like Jack Nicholson, Michael J. Fox, Rod Steiger and Glenn Close, it fails to make any lasting impression, being rarely funny and irritatingly repetitive in the way the Martians repeatedly held out the hand of friendship and then just shot everybody. This joke wore thin after the first time.
Its difficult to outline the story as the plot was a simple alien invasion, with a string of gags with very little storyline, and felt disconnected from the characters by not caring if they last till the end of the movie.