Spaced Invaders

Film, Science fiction

Time Out says

A half-hearted, plagiaristic kids' sci-fi comedy, featuring one amusing idea which woefully fails to sustain an entire movie. After receiving a pasting from the neighbouring Arcturians, a disoriented Martian warship mistakenly intercepts a Halloween-night radio broadcast of War of the Worlds from Earth. Believing their comrades to be industriously trashing the humans, Captain Bipto and his crew - little green men with antennae - proceed swiftly to Earth to join the invading forces, only to be met with derision by the locals who, mistaking them for children in fancy dress, enlist them for a trick-or-treat party. Despite the neat comic inversion of its central premise (this time it's the spacemen who are taken in by Welles' classic hoax), the film soon comes a cropper as the chaotic script descends into a mêlée of limp and disjointed knockabout gags.

By: MK


Release details

102 mins

Cast and crew

Patrick Read Johnson
Patrick Read Johnson, Scott Alexander
Douglas Barr
Royal Dano
Ariana Richards
JJ Anderson
Gregg Berger
Fred Applegate
Patrika Darbo
Tonya Lee Williams
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