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Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Last Days on Mars (2013)




What a few days. After working late, softball practice and an open house, it was nice to sit back and enjoy some relaxing movie time. Of course, it was finding the right film that makes it a more interesting evening. What did I decide if on? After some thought, it was the Sci-Fi / horror flick, The Last Days on Mars. 


Plot/ group of astronaut explorers succumb one by one to a mysterious and terrifying force while collecting specimens on Mars. 


When one connected horror and Sci-Fi the is always the potential for things to become unhinged. While this one never became unhinged, it definitely felt forced, something that led to some pacing issues. Somewhat a throwback to the beginning of the genre, the storyline is interesting. On top of that, the acting was solid and the imagery worked well, but that did not push this into a memorable category. The paving was a bit slow, the plot holes large and there was really no foreboding atmosphere like one would expect. It honestly felt like the horror elements were forced onto this picture and it drug it down. In the end, this eone was nothing special. Sure, it had a few moments and a couple of surprises, but it is nothing we have not all seen before. Be warned!
  

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