I guess as time has passed, the legend has grown stronger and more people have come to appreciate just how amazing of a film it is, but for a long time it really seemed like Mars Attacks was one of the most underrated and underappreciated movies of all-time. Released in 1996, Mars Attacks is Tim Burton’s hilarious tale of an angry race of aliens that tries to conquer Earth, and it features arguably the greatest comedic ensemble cast of the last billion years, give or take an eon. For those reasons, I will try to find any reason to talk about this great movie, and thankfully someone provided an excuse this week.
A Redditor by the name of “warrhamster” created a thread entitled, “Let’s see how long till I get banned” on Wednesday, and knowing some Redditors and people on the Internet in general, that’s a pretty vague and terrifying statement. Luckily, once you open it, you’re greeted by a screen grab of a remarkable fake okcupid account for “MarsAmbassador”.
Sadly, it didn’t take long for the folks at okCupid to accept his challenge, and warrhamster was soon unable to log in. And that’s a shame, because another Redditor may have found the perfect match for “MarsAmbassador”.
Meanwhile, much to my additional delight, there’s also a Mars Attacks Twitter account. I don’t know if I’ve told you this lately, Internet, but I love you. ACK ACK.