On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he's made an historic discovery; fossilised evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up, and goes out on an unauthorised 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 begin to realise; the life-form they've discovered is highly dangerous to all human life.Written by
According to The Last Days on Mars director Ruairí Robinson, Paul Walker was offered the role of Vincent Campbell before his untimely death, but Paul Walker's father Paul William Walker III refused, but then Philip Seymour Hoffman and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau were considered for the role of Vincent Campbell, until the casting begun in April 2012 in which Liev Schreiber later took the role of Vincent Campbell. See more »
Vincent (Liev Schreiber) is lowered down into the cavern, they have no gear whatsoever. Typically a tripod with a swing arm is used to hoist people (or gear) in a situation like this. It is ridiculous that they have nothing except a cable which he clips on and rappels down a rocky wall with jagged edges. Even the best athlete could easily rip a spacesuit (or worse). See more »
The low IMDb score really sells this film short. I wasn't expecting much but was pleasantly surprised by this small 7m£ production. The production values are top notch and the production design reminded me a bit of 'Moon'. The VFX and designs are by Weta and of the quality we've come to know and love. The posters is not plastered with big names -with Liev Shreiber being the most recognizable one- but who cares; the performances were nothing to complain about. If you have to nag about something you could say that it doesn't bring anything REALLY new but you can say that about so many films. The Last Days on Mars is well executed and scary. If you like the space horror genre you can't skip this one: recommended!
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