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
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 »
After Charles dies on the table, Kim grabs yellow zip ties and proceeds to tie him down. In the following scenes prior to him being covered, the zip ties change position or disappear entirely. See more »
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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