My Favorite Martian (1999 Film) Review

My Favorite Martian 1999 film movie poster Disney Jeff Daniels Christopher Lloyd

Now that I have Disney+, I’ve seen a lot of stuff on the service that I had no idea existed. My Favorite Martian caught my attention because it had Jeff Daniels and Christopher Lloyd, two actors I really enjoy. This film was based on a TV series of the same name, but I have never seen the original TV show.

Jeff Daniels as Tim O'Hara My Favorite Martian 1999 Disney film

The movie focuses on Tim O’Hara, a news producer who has been more unlucky than he is successful. He gets tasked with producing a news broadcast of a space shuttle launch. Something not too unusual for him.

My Favorite Martian brace Channing news reporter Elizabeth Hurley

Except he has a crush on the news reporter, Brace Channing. When he gets carried away, he accidentally tells her something that embarrasses her live on TV. Since her father owns the news station, Tim O’Hara is fired from his job.

My Favorite Martian Martin and Tim at Ace Hardware Jeff Daniels Christopher Lloyd

Things get rather crazy for him when a literal Martian arrived in his life. While the Martian has some of the most advanced technology way ahead of Earth, his social skills are bizarre and sometimes offensive. But the Martian wants to get back to Mars, and Tim is going to need all the luck he can get to send him back.

My Favorite Martian 1999 film Ray Walston cameo Disney Disney

My Favorite Martian is definitely not my favorite film. It is one of the worst films I’ve seen recently. It’s silly, but not really funny. Despite many big and famous actors, the movie often feels like it was made for TV. The movie just drags on and I was so glad when it was finally over.

Score: D-


Things I Like: Trunks (Dragon Ball Super)

Goku black Saga trunks Powers up Super Sayan so Goku can use Instant Transmission

Trunks didn’t get a lot of good time in Dragon Ball Super, but he had a decent role in the sequel series.

Dragon Ball super Goten and Trunks vs Frieza Japan anime

He does spend too much time in the series just goofing off with Goten.

Dragon Ball super kid trunks Mai Emperor pilaf

I did think it was cute that he had a crush on Mai.

Dragon Ball super Frieza Saga Resurrection f Gotenks Saiyan

He does become Gotenks when they fuse against Lord Beerus and Frieza.

Gotenks vsCaptain Ginyu Dragon Ball super Resurrection F Saga Frieza Japan anime

Which he failed most of the time.

Dragon Ball super kid Trunks and Mai Future Trunks back from the future

I did think it was funny, that he had no idea that Future Trunks existed. How Vegeta or Bulma didn’t tell him before is a mystery to me.

A Thousand Words (2012 Film) Review

A thousand words movie poster Eddie Murphy

I didn’t know A Thousand Words existed until my mother started watching it when I was over her house one day. I didn’t plan on watching it, but before I knew it I was already watching it too. After investing so much time, I had to watch it until it was over.

A thousand words Jack McCall Starbucks cell phone Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy plays Jack McCall, a literary agent who doesn’t like to read. Despite that, he’s quite successful at landing book deals. But he often uses deceit to land big book deals.

 Dr. Sinja a thousand words self-help Guru Cliff Curtis

Jack McCall gets over his head when he tries to land a book deal with a self-help guru named Dr. Sinja. Seeing that Jack has moral flaws, he agrees to the book deal. But hands Jack a book with only five pages.

A thousand words Jack McCall Magic Tree Eddie Murphy

Things get strange when Jack sees a magical tree in his yard. He realizes that leaves fall off every time he says a word. The guru says that if all the leaves fall off, Jack will most likely be dead. Being a fast talker and constant exaggerator, Jack might not make it even a day.

A thousand words Eddie Murphy phone not being able to talk Jack McCall

A Thousand Words overall is a decent movie. What makes it better than it probably would be, is the comedic talent of Eddie Murphy. It is predictable, but I enjoyed it for what it was.

Score: B-