...walking out of a sneak preview a week before release:
“Movie of the YEAR! ID4 ain’t got nothing on THIS!”
And we all know how that went.
Regardless, I love Burton playing with an all-star row of boxes on the poster cast, huge set pieces (Pre-CG explosions and chopper brigades!) and an Irwin Allen meets Z-movie Sci-Fi smirk the whole time.
The cast, especially Nicholson, seem to be having a blast while likely enjoying all the agent-negotiated perks. The deliberately lo-fi FX still look great.
Always a blast to revisit.