Last Days Of Mars (2013) Liev Schrieber Sci-Fi

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    Interview with Director Ruairi Robinson and Producer Andrea Cornwell
    2013 is shaping up to have a little Space based Science Fiction movie renaissance with Europa and Last Days Of Mars.
     
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  2. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    I hope this movie delivers. I like Liev Schrieber.

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    I'm willing to put money that at some point Johnny Harris character is going to go nuts in this movie.

    This movie is based on the 1975 short story The Animators by Sydney J.Bounds

    Plot spoiler

    The plot of Last Days on Mars follows a scientific expedition on Mars. Collecting rocks and other specimens, they are on the verge of a making a significant discovery. Stumbling across colonies of bacteria on the surface of the Red Planet proves that there is microscopic life there. In their waning moments on Mars, a pair of astronauts—Harrington and Pugh—heads out for one last job, one last chance to gather even more evidence. That’s when things go south. When the ground opens up, Pugh falls to his death. That’s bad. What’s worse is that he won’t stay dead. That’s right, the very bacteria they were hunting infests the corpse and reanimates it. You can imagine things devolving from there, as the remaining team tries to hang on until a rescue ship arrives

    So its a little like John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars or the Doctor Who episode The Waters Of Mars with but done in a style thats a cross of 28 Days Later and Moon.

    Alien Bacteria turning people into Space Zombies also happened Prometheus. A Randomly popular niche yet horror sub genre.
     
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    Man, space zombie's? I didn't like that Ridley put one in Prometheus. Doesn't mean this will be a bad movie though.

    The first google search I did for Europa gave me a movie from the 90's I think lol. I see it's The Europa Report, but it's still another movie about finding extratrerestial life, man we get a lot of those. Hopefully that'll be good. It's good seeing more sci-fi movies being made though.
     
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    I've wanted to see a feature debut from this guy in a while, Blinky TM was disturbing as sh**, in a good way lol.
     
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    I'll definitely have to check this out.
     
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    WETA is doing the effects for the movie
     
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    Hmm! Interesting! Weta are stars in their own right.
     
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    Will I watch this film?

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    Damn, this cast is just full of underrated talent. Not just Schreiber, but Williams, Koteas, Cullen and Garai as well. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one. :up:
     
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    First Clip

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    Why have I not commented in this thread, citing my everlasting love for Liev?
     
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    The only film I've seen Liev in was Phantoms...
     
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    Watch Ray Donovan on Showtime. Dude is beyond crazy in that.
     
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    And he's one of my favorite CBM villains as Victor Creed in the otherwise terrible XMOW. Plus, he's just plain cool in the Scream Trilogy.
     
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    He did Blinky?
    Such a shame he didn't cast Max Records here. That kid not only need a career, he deserves it.
     
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    Much of the press on this calls the movie "Last Days of Mars" but I'm seeing reviews (and an imdb page) for "Last Days on Mars"
     
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    First Trailer
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    I'm down for some 28 Days Later in Space action!
     
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    Looks good!
     
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    Liev was the best part of Origins
     
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    It looks and sounds similar to that other mission-to-Mars movie a few years ago only with a better story behind it.
     
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    So I watched The Last Days On Mars and thought it was a good film. It is very straight forward film without any big twists but it is well shot.

    I thought the film was way better than Europa Report.

    The special effects, sets and vehicles look great considering the budget.

    The film is a little bit of Doctor Who episode The Waters Of Mars, Moon, 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Prometheus. I've not read the 1975 Animators short story the film is based on but I imagine it sticks rather close to the source material.

    The film is gory as you would expect when dealing with
    zombies
    but not over the top.

    The ending is straight out of the first
    alien film (sucking the zombie/alien out of a airlock)

    The Jordan location doubles well for Mars but I would of liked if they made it look a bit more Martian by perhaps giving the dusty landscape a red or orange tint and adding a few huge mountain peaks in post production.

    Oliva Williams is badass in this film even though her character is a major jerk. I loved when
    see tossed acid in the zombies face
    .

    The
    Zombies who are alien bacteria based seem to be alot harder to kill than your average movie zombie. Even if they decapitated or stabbed/shot them in the head they would still be moving in this film.

    Johnny Harris as per usual
    plays the closest thing this film has to a villain.
     

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