The martians are weak when removed from their flying machines and exposed to our atmosphere.
War of the
Worlds (1953, US) is another invasion film that features a much more
immediate threat than The Thing. Alien war machines land on earth and
begin destroying everything they can. Despite the military's best efforts,
they can not be destroyed -- but eventually they die when exposed to a normal
human virus. Like the Thing, these aliens have a weakness and are ultimately