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Plot: In the early hours of the night, young David Maclean sees a flying saucer land and disappear into the sand dunes just beyond his house. Slowly, all of the adults, including his once loving parents, begin to act strangely.
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The Good & Bad Of ‘Invaders From Mars”
A little boy is the star of this film, and he does a fine job acting. Jimmy Hunt is his name, and he didn’t have a big career acting, “retiring” at the end of the following year (1954). He was a decent child actor, as he shows here. He did come back to be part of the remake in 1986, playing the police chief and uttering one ironic and inside-joke line.
I thought the best part of this 1953 sci-fi classic was the beginning where Hunt really took center stage as the kid who saw a Martian UFO crash-land in a nearby area and then saw what the aliens did to his parents and others. I appreciated the fact the film didn’t overdo the “we-don’t-believe-the-dumb kid-angle. I presumed they were going to go on and on about that, but they didn’t. He got a good ally soon and it wasn’t too long where people woke up to what was happening. This was made in the era, unlike the last few decades, in which Hollywood portrayed the U.S. military as the good guys.
There is no need to go into story details. The fun of the film is the corny lines here and there and, of course, the horrible special-effects, some of which will make you laugh out loud.
This was meant to scare kids 55 years ago but now, as adults, we just look at these films as “campy” or “cheesy” entertainment to give us laughs, and keep us entertained. For the most part, this film delivered in those areas. You can’t take any of it seriously because it’s too hokey for that. I was sorry to see them use stock footage. That really wasn’t needed because the story and acting were acceptable enough, and the dialog dumb enough to be entertaining. Still, don’t expect a “masterpiece,” or something that is so bad, it’s great. It’s kind of somewhere in the middle.
Generally speaking, I enjoyed this film, but after hearing some rave reviews, expected a little more. My major complaint – and it only one – is that it lags halfway through, until the last 20-or-so minutes.
Young David (Jimmy Hunt) sees a flying saucer land close to his house. His friendly joking father goes to investigate–but comes back cold, vicious and impersonal. It seems there are aliens there and they’re controlling human beings. Jimmy gets Dr. Blake (Helena Cater) and Dr. Kelston (Arthur Franz) to believe him…but can they stop the aliens before they take over the world?
This is held in high regard by many adults who it scared silly back in the 1950s when they were kids. It DOES play into childhood fears very well and the surreal looking sets add to the nightmarish quality of the movie–but that’s about all this has going for it. With the sole exception of Hunt the acting is terrible (although Carter and Franz try), the story slight and slow and there’s TONS of stock footage of the Army sending out weapons to destroy the aliens. This all could have been excused if the aliens are cool–but when you finally see them at the end the film falls apart. They’re VERY obviously guys in stupid, ill-fitting green suits that look just ridiculous! A few times you see the zippers running up the back! Any sense of menace or terror that might have been built up by then is gone. Add to that terrible special effects and a REAL poor ending and you have an abysmal sci-fi film that is ONLY a classic for people who were kids in the 1950s. Even the 1986 remake wasn’t this bad! It doesn’t help that the print I saw on AMC is very scratchy with faded color and bad sound (nonstop commercials too). I give it a 4 for Hunt and the ridiculous aliens alone.
BTW this was NOT shot and released in 3D. That story has been going around for years but it’s not true.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 18 min (78 min), 1 hr 23 min (83 min) (UK)
Genre Family, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director William Cameron Menzies
Writer Richard Blake, John Tucker Battle
Actors Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory Cinecolor, USA (uncredited)
Film Length 2,149 m (9 reels), 2,240 m (1958) (Finland), 2,260 m (1958) (Netherlands)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm