My Favourite Martian

The Martian has landed. There goes the neighbourhood.
The Martian has landed. There goes the neighbourhood.
MY FAVOURITE MARTIAN (PG)
D: Donald Petrie
Disney (Robert Shapiro, Jerry Leider & Mark Toberoff)
US 1999
93 mins

Comedy/Science Fiction

W: Sherri Stoner & Deanna Oliver [based on the television sitcom created by John L. Greene]
DP: Thomas Ackerman
Ed: Malcolm Campbell
Mus: John Debney

Christopher Lloyd (Uncle Martin / The Martian), Jeff Daniels (Tim O'Hara), Elizabeth Hurley (Brace Channing), Daryl Hannah (Lizzie), Wallace Shawn (Dr. Elliot Coleye), Christine Ebersole (Mrs. Brown)

Based on the television sitcom which ran from 1963-1966, this obnoxiously unfunny attempt to revive a forgotten programme for a new generation of audience sees an alien, stranded on Earth and taking the form of Christopher Lloyd, receive help from a TV producer to help him get back home.
For the intended audience, this is moderate entertainment, though for anyone over the age of 8, there's very little to enjoy. Even the visual effects look like they were thrown together hastily at little expense.
4/10

Christopher Lloyd in My Favourite Martian
Christopher Lloyd in My Favourite Martian