Monday, July 18, 2011

Looney Toons - Area 52!

The otherwise forgettable Looney Toons: Back in Action may have failed on its promise to breathe new life into its classic stars, but the "Area 52" scene makes it all worthwhile. There's little more to it than this clip, but Marvin the Martian unleashes a whole host of aliens from containment, each one lovingly lifted from a different science fiction film or television series. You've got Universal's Metaluna Mutant, a Triffid, the Daleks from Dr. Who, Ro-man the ROBOT MONSTER, and one of my beloved Fiends! for several of these weirdos, it marked their first cinematic appearance in decades.

Thank you, uploader, for cutting short the wabbit's cringefully unamusing one-liners.


Blogger Trish said...

Hmm... you know, after "Space Jam", I found myself turned into a Looney Tunes purist, so I dismissed this movie on general principle. But between your post, other "it doesn't suck, I promise" word of mouth, and the similar (but so far much better handled it looks like) new Muppet movie coming soon, I may just have to it a look. Because holy cow, random classic movie aliens.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Scutigera said...

Wow, I only vaguely recall hearing about this film, but that sequence was fantastic! The new Metaluna costume looks especially good, and it makes me wish that an alliance of classic monsters was the A plot.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Dr. Zock said...

Most of these blokes are familiar, but who's the pale-faced scowling fellow that Bugs sabotages with popcorn? I don't recognize him.

Damn that Metaluna mutant costume looks good! I'm with Scutigera, that's a brilliant idea for a movie. And did anybody else get as much of a kick out of "THERE IS NO ESCAPE!" as I did?

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whit faced guy is The Man from Planet X.

10:29 PM  

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