Okay, I know a lot of people hate this film, but I just wanted to say that I think ILM's work on this was severely overlooked at the time. The character animation was realy great, and pioneered a lot of the work that would be done later on TPM (i.e. all CG alien armies and simulated clothing). The Martians were a wonderful mix of B-movie tackiness and state of the art realism. I can't believe it wasn't even nominated for the best special effects Oscar. Personally, I thought ILM's work here was more impressive than anything in Independence Day (which used more old-fashioned effects), but the negative reception to MA! probably hurt their chances for a nomination. If you want an example of what I'm talking about, check out the scene where the Martians first hear the translation device talking back to them in the desert (widescreen version). The expressions on their faces are priceless.