The Last Days on Mars [Blu-ray]
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Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins, Salt) plays a claustrophobic astronaut that seems to dread his return trip to Earth. He leads a list of little known actors hampered by heavy space suits and close quarters trying to show some emotion as things on Mars go awry.
I don't write spoilers, reviews that reveal the plot lines of movies. What I am about to write is not a major plot point, not a spoiler, but it is part of the story, so if you want to see this movie and be totally surprised about every aspect, don't read any further.
I am totally over and done with zombies. You know “The Walking Dead”, “28 Days Later” and of course George Romero's “Night of the Living Dead” zombies. There have been literally hundreds of zombie movies. This movie was billed to be about Mars exploration and what happens? Gosh darned zombies again. The astronauts turn into flesh eating zombies. That's not even a very creative plot development for an episode of any Scifi channel movie, let alone a theatrical release feature film.
I wanted to like this movie. I liked the costumes, the designs and the tech. It looked so good at the start. The vehicles and set were as good as Ridley Scott's “Prometheus” for the first several minutes. The science started to fall short during the infection control and decontamination methods. Nobody seemed to be afraid of airborne contamination inside a sealed structure. But even if I suspend reality and try to get into the thrill of the movie, there they are, plain old 1950's concept zombies.Read more ›
I would suggest renting rather than buying this on DVD or on Blu-Ray, but, for my own part, anyway, I think that I shall be watching it again sometime in the future. In essence, "The Last Days on Mars" and "Red Planet" both are rather old-style (1950s-like) sci-fi, so far as their respective plots go, but the two movies have a modern look to them, the sets being anything but hokey. Mars itself looks rather like some reddish stretch of Utah's Painted Desert. These two films are not reversions, from the visual standpoint, to "Buck Rogers" and "Flash Gordon" style films of the mid-20th century (which, anyway, will remain belovèd for the sake of their exuberant and boyishly handsome leading actor, Buster Crabbe, of cinematically blessèd memory).Read more ›
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Good actors hampered by a generic script that made no effort to be unique in and of itself. Mimicked a half dozen other sci-fi films.Published 6 days ago by Chuck Wells
While many of the reviews here are saying this is just a Hollywood recycle of a zombie flick, I'd say that's wrong. Read morePublished 20 days ago by iammillerman
Love space movies, this movie is one of my personal faves. Humanity's quest to reach for the stars. The race for space.....?Published 1 month ago by Chatow
It was intriguing until it turned into another zombie movie. Disappointed.Published 2 months ago by BigDawg
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