Mars Attacks! is a 1996 movie directed by Tim Burton. The movie was based on playing cards about Martians taking over Earth. It stars Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Natalie Portman, Annette Bening, Sarah Jessica Parker, Martin Short, Pierce Brosnan, Rod Steiger, Danny DeVito, and Sylvia Sidney. It was released on December 13, 1996 to mixed reviews. It was nominated for many Saturn Awards.