When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting an unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.
Dr. Laura P. takes a job on a cargo spaceship for 4 years plus 4 years back. She'll join her sister on Rhea. 44 months later, in Laura's shift, strange things happen in cargo. The crew is reanimated and the captain dies mysteriously.
Anna Katharina Schwabroh,
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 »
When the crew are out on the surface of Mars you can clearly see blue sky and clouds reflected in their helmet visors. See more »
My overall enjoyment of the movie was pretty decent, its nothing something I'd watch numerous times, but it was alright for a one time view.
The acting was pretty good, as were the sets, makeup etc. They also captured the tension in making on the go/tough decisions quite well.
The downside, for me personally to the movie, was that it quickly turned into a 'zombieish' kind of movie: Infected trying to infect non-infected, non-infected trying to survive. Now I like the occasional zombie movie, but I've only read the brief description on IMDb before watching,and I personally expected something different, something a bit more original. There was no real 'reason' the whole movie is based on Mars. You could replace Mars with an island, the infected with zombies, the bacteria with, well, a bacteria and the rescue pod with a rescue ship for example, and basically have the same movie.
All in all, if you're like me, and enjoy watching some low budget sci-fi, this is a movie I'd give a try.
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