A spaceship shaped like a human lands face first on Liberty Island. Its crew is looking for an orb sent from its planet to extract the oceans' salt, which will ruin Earth.
The orb is in the possession of Josh, the fifth-grade son of a single mom whose car strikes the alien spaceship and cripples its power supply.
The crew have 48 hours to recover the orb, throw it in the Atlantic, and leave Earth. Over the course of two days, the ship's crew experiences chaos and emotion in New York....
So the story doesn't really add up to much, but the amount of physical comedy he does here is brilliant, and shows that he doesn't have to play multiple characters to get the laughs.
But at the time when this was released (and still now, everything that Murphy released was panned globally, and flopped like nobodies business.
But luckily, I have my own brain, and don't jump on the bandwagon, so I enjoyed for what it is, a silly kids film with plenty of things to smile at, even though I only laughed once.
So it won't garner Murphy any new fans, but please, it's really quite endearing if you watch it without the criticism.