Thursday, November 5, 2015

Martian Land (2015)

When I read online last night that NASA would have some new information on Mars today, I was excited. While I understand that it would not be the alien disclosure many of us know they are hiding, it is interesting to watch these press conferences and how they dance around the subject. With that in mind, I decided that I wanted to watch something to get me focused, eventually settling on 2015s Martian Land.

Plot/ In the distant future, a large portion of humanity lives on Mars, in cities that resemble those once found on Earth. The cities are protected from the inhospitable Martian atmosphere by dome-like force fields. When a massive sandstorm breaks through the dome and destroys Mars New York, those in Mars Los Angeles must figure out how to stop the storm before it wipes them out next.

The first time I saw this one at Family Video I honestly thought it was animated from the case, and in retrospect, may have been more excited if it was. Coming from low budget stronghold The Asylum, this movie has many issues and acts more as a propaganda piece for the global warming/climate change trumpeters than an actual Sci-Fi entry. The scripting is uneven, the performances match, and as usual the over-the-top CGI effects do nothing but make it more laughable. Truly, this one would have likely been better as a cartoon. In the end, there is nothing I can say about this one to spin it in a positive light, as it is one of the more disappointing movies I have seen lately coming from The Asylum. Stay Away!

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