Moronic aliens crash-land on earth but are far from the super-intelligent E.T.s scientists had hoped for
It must have seemed like such a good idea at the time: put two popular TV comedians (Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones) in a crazy comedy about humanoid aliens landing on Earth - the joke being that rather than the usual super-intelligent E.T.s, these two are as thick as Wookiee-shit. How we laughed. Or not.
Conceptually, this flop has potential for the satirisation of military responses to an alien threat, but itís wasted in a loose script whose weaknesses are all the more glaring for the film's inability to exploit the power of absurdity.
Best go for Mars Attacks! instead.