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Well, this isn't the uproarious comedy that I was expecting. In fact, most of this Airplane wannabe's humor falls flat on its back. On the one hand, the actors seem to be having a ball with the roles they play, including Nicholson in a dual role as the President and a sleazy Las Vegas salesman. On the other hand, most of the actors chew up the scenery down to the core, leaving you with nothing incredibly appealing. Some of the performers, who get some pretty high billing, are only in for ten minutes tops throughout the entire movie. Danny DeVito is in and out of the film so quick, you barely even remember he was in the film in the first place.
If their is anything that redeems this, it's the great Burton visuals, which do a good job at capturing that 1950's B movie feel. The aliens are funny for awhile, but like many of the actors in this, they wear out their welcome quickly. So, should you go see this? Only if you desperately need a cure for insomnia.