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The Last Days on Mars (2013)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  19 September 2013 (UK)
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A group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars.

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On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery - fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes, they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not without danger. Written by AnonymousB

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The search for life is about to end.


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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£7,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,608 (USA) (6 December 2013)

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$23,838 (USA) (10 January 2014)
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Romola Garai, who has appeared in more than a few period pieces, stated that "wearing a space suit is exactly the same as wearing a corset. It's equally uncomfortable". See more »

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When captain Brunel is stabbed through his space suit, it is not depressurizing. The crew help him with bandages for several minutes while he should've suffocated in seconds because martian atmosphere is only 0.6% that of Earth's pressure. See more »

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[first lines]
Rebecca Lane: First big one of the season.
Vincent Campbell: Yep. It's heading right for base.
Rebecca Lane: It's gonna mess up Kim's dig. She's not gonna like that.
Vincent Campbell: Yeah, well, I don't like it much either.
Rebecca Lane: There's a surprise. Lighten up, Vince, a bit of dust never hurt anyone.
Vincent Campbell: It's not the dust I'm worried about.
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Blue Skies Are Around The Corner
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Performed by Jack Hylton
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So bad nothing can save it
20 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the CGI is quite good for this low-budget movie and there are a few relatively big-name actors present, the script is horrendous. Quick summary: astronauts nearing the end of their stay on the Martian space station compete with each other for a great scientific discovery only to find pre-existing life on Mars that turns men into zombies. Yep, you have zombies on Mars. What more could you want?

Well, that is easy – maybe a little mystery and/or tension. And how about a script that introduces a concept that we have not seen before? Space is dangerous. Check. Scientists are just like everybody else – they have egos, are competitive, and can get jealous. Check. Alien life. Check. Bacteria turns humans to zombies who want to kill everyone. Check.

If you have time to kill, there are worse ways to spend it than watching this average movie (if it is free). But since there are so many other good movies, I cannot recommend any time be spent with this one.


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