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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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Ruairi Robinson stated that as a first time director, to get to work with a cast of that caliber was amazing. On the casting process, he commented that he "sort of picked cast members that never normally do this kind of film. They all do serious proper movies". He also said that he "liked the idea of putting people who would never normally do Sci-Fi stuff into a Sci-Fi movie, because they are going to take it seriously then and people are going to take them seriously". See more »

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When Vincent Campbell confronts astronaut Robert Irwin, he opens the door to cockpit and leaves it open. As the scene progresses, the door is closed as he falls against it.It is closed before Irwin engages the boosters- so it did not close from launch-related forces. 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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Performed by Jack Hylton
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Sunshine on mars.
12 April 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When watching the trailer I couldn't help but feel intrigued. Although it gave you a basic idea of what the film was about (the title is a massive clue), it didn't give any sign of the problem that would occur. I liked that, normally it is just standard procedure for a newly released movie to throw its cards on the table and show the inquisitive audience what to expect. "The Last Days on Mars" doesn't exactly follow in that tradition and leaves you guessing up until the moment the horror is realised.

Although location and purpose is completely different i couldn't help but associate it with "Sunshine"; of course with a less stellar cast. Just the crew falling apart, and mentality being tested in such environments. Not to take anything away from this, it does have its own display of originality, the location (mostly Jordan) was simplistic but effective; not needing Transformers to take away from the scenery. I thought Liev Schreiber played his part well, he gets a lot of flack, but he produces a solid display of acting. Everyone else just did their job; no-one really stood out.

Now although I enjoyed this film, there where several things that bugged me. Acting left a lot to be desired. The little flashback back-story was very, very anti climatic. Some of the characters where in need of a slap and the story lacked certitude.


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