THE CHRISTMAS MARTIAN
(Le Martien de Noel)
However, The Christmas Martian has been extremely cheaply made. The effects come terribly penny-pinched it is interesting to watch when the saucer is in flight how the aerial on top of it inexplicably thickens to become the cable being swung by an off-screen crane, or how when people fly attached to the wand that they are never seen in full body shot while in flight.
The Christmas Martian has a bizarreness that makes for compulsive watching in an awful way. The nonsensical runnings around the town play like Keystone Kops capers filtered through an hallucinogenic haze. Some of the performances, like the gibbering performance of Marcel Sabourin as the Martian or Roland Chenail as the cop who spends the entire film popping peanuts, are bizarrely fascinating to watch in terms of the overacting indulged. There is much potential for this film to be rediscovered by the Psychotronic/Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-99) crowd.
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