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John Carpenter revealed that he had became a burnout after he had made this film and made the decision of leaving Hollywood for good. It would not till nine years later that he made a full feature film, which was The Ward. See more »
During the martian attack on the jail, "Akooshay" is seen being grabbed from behind and stabbed in a medium shot. In the subsequent wide shot, this can be seen happening again in the background. See more »
This is how to make a hybrid of action, horror and science fiction. John Carpenter knows exactly how to set a mood, and, as proved by this film, also knows how to direct good action. The plot is not really new, but it's not a story that's been done to death either. The actors all perform pretty well, considering that most of them are B-list actors. The special effects are great. The music is perfect for the film; John Carpenter knows the importance of a good score. The atmosphere is incredible; any fan of Carpenter's earlier work will at the very least enjoy it. The film is exciting and scary at the same time; a thing most other films can't accomplish. The action is well-choreographed and cool. The story is told in a reasonably original fashion, and it works perfectly. The pacing is great. The humor is very dark and cynical, and fits perfectly with the overall mood of the film; very good decision by Carpenter. I'd recommend this to any fan of action, horror, science fiction or John Carpenter. Just keep an open mind about it; it's a bit different from what you might expect from these genres. 8/10
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