A fleet of Martian spacecraft surrounds the world's major cities and all of humanity waits to see if the extraterrestrial visitors have, as they claim, "come in peace." U.S. President James Dale receives assurance from science professor Donald Kessler that the Martians' mission is a friendly one. But when a peaceful exchange ends in the total annihilation of the U.S. Congress, military men call for a full-scale nuclear retaliation.
- Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
- Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures, Tim Burton Productions
- Keyword: saving the world, total destruction, the white house, planet mars, usa president, cataclysm, laser gun, ambassador, congress, flying saucer, horror, based on comic, parody, alien, dark comedy, creature, alien invasion, horror comedy, outer space
- Cast: Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short