The Last Days on Mars (2013)

Directed by Ruairi Robinson.  Written by Clive Dawson (based on the short story, “The Animators”, by Sydney J. Bounds.  Starring Liev Screiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Goran Kostic, Johnny Harris, Tom Cullen, Yusra Warsama and Olivia Williams.

Plot: people on Mars find life in the form of a bacteria that infects people and turns them into crazy, zombie types.


This unoriginal plot introduces us to a Martian research base, where eight people are about to conclude their mission.  But of course, they find some bacteria that original causes two of their disappearances only for them to later reappear as fast, miraculously strong zombies.  For being a zombie movie, it’s also very psychological.  And it’s creepy as hell in parts.  Also, everyone is up for grabs in this movie, so get attached to know one because I did and it didn’t work out to well for me.

Bad things about this movie: there was no point.  People aren’t always likable.  There’s no Freddy Claws.  It’s not truly fun to watch.  I mean, it’s interesting, but not fun.  And the ending sucks.  Good things about this movie: the cast was amazing.  The effects were stunning.  I think it honestly had a lot going for it, but it just lost it in the end.

Our score: 39.

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