Talk:Invaders from Mars (1953 film)
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the subordinate aliens are twice referred to in the article as 'mutants', and this term is wikilinked. it is also pointed out that they are 'mute'. if the author thinks that these terms are related, he/she is mistaken. mute and mutant are completely unrelated terms. if otherwise, where is the evidence in the film that they are mutants?Toyokuni3 (talk) 13:41, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
First TV broadcastEdit
This article misses out the traumatic impact that this movie had on a generation of young children when it was released for television broadcast in the late 1950's ('57, '58?) and many local stations chose to broadcast it (as was common in those days) around the supper hour, when baby boomer children by the million at that time watched TV over dinner, and strongly identified with the young central character. Here's a typical reaction gleaned from a few minutes of net search - I've seen many similar descriptions over the years: http://usersites.horrorfind.com/home/horror/tonyrivers/IFMblog.html : "I can imagine similar things happening to other young boys and girls (who were around the same age as Jimmy Hunt) who saw Invaders back in 1953 when it was first released (plus over the years whenever it has been shown either in theaters or on TV); I had nightmares for a week! Instead of Jimmy Hunt, It was me as the young boy who saw the flying saucer land and the martians using their weapons to create tunnels under the ground. In my nightmares, instead of Leif Erickson and Hillary Brooke, it was my parents who were under the control of the Martians."
That also pretty much sums up my experience at age 5 1/2 in 1957.
Here's another corroboration: "Invaders from Mars has a reputation for scaring the hell out of children because it's that rare film engineered around primal adolescent fears. The nightmare is not only shown from little David's point of view, it is also restricted to his frame of reference and his experiences." http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s97InvadersB.html