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The Last Days on Mars

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5.51 h 38 min2013X-Ray15
On the eve that the crew of the very first manned expedition to Mars is about to return to Earth, it makes an astounding discovery - fossilized evidence of life on Mars. Oscar nominated and visionary filmmaker RuairМ_ Robinson, along with an extraordinary special effects team including the people behind District 9, X-Men: First Class and Avatar, introduce us to a terrifying ...
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Producers
Andrea CornwellMichael Kuhn
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Magnolia Pictures
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3.6 out of 5 stars

513 global ratings

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  2. 20% of reviews have 4 stars
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XexerronReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 May 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Past its sell-by date " Invasion of the Black-Faced Killer Zombies" is moviemaking at its worst
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Continuing Amazon's scouring of cinematic dustbins, 'The Last Days on Mars' is almost as amateurish an effort at movie-making as Amazon's premiering of the Russian-made 'Attraction', also on Prime.

Gifted, if that's the word, with a plot derived from countless earlier horror movies, 'Last Days' is a
thoroughly pedestrian affair that shuffles along from A to B to C. Devoid of anything remotely memorable, it's a punctured re-tread pretending to be original.: witless, humourless, and as predictable as rain falling on glass.

The plot, such as it is, chronicles the fate of an ill-matched crew of cosmonauts in their final hours on Mars before being shipped back to Earth aboard a pickup space craft. What happens next is that a section of the Mars surface on which one of the characters is standing crumbles away and that's it: wotsisname is gone. (Impossible to remember any character because it's impossible to get to know any character: from the outset, they're mainly in spacesuits and helmets, all looking alike and all blessed with the personality of a brick.)

A rescue team goes down into the hole in the dead of Martian night (if there is one) and encounters a strange fungus (well, it would certainly have to be strange to be thriving in so lightless, lifeless and airless an environment.)

Cue memories of Qatermass on British TV years ago (and its superior 1950s script and 1950s casting).

Magically, the fungus transforms anyone near it into a Black-Face Killer Zombie, and they in turn attack their crew mates and transform them into zombies as well. Who will be next? Who will escape? Who can help? These are all questions posed by the movie, along with the biggest of 'em all: who cares?

Why Amazon should think low-budget trash of this kind worthy of the subscription paid by Prime members is an even bigger mystery than how Last Days on Mars ever managed to acquire financing.

Though a question that remains unanswered, it's certainly a reminder to Amazon that it needs to start employing Prime movie curators with a better insight than is currently the case into what's worth watching and what isn't. Verdict: waste of time.
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A. FriedliReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 May 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible Movie
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The characters are not believable - undisciplined and not very bright. I guess the filmmakers thought it would make for a better drama to have a mission to Mars with drama queen astronauts. A further irritation is that the vocal annunciation by most of the actors is so poor that it's often impossible to make out what they're saying, although that probably doesn't matter much because the dialogue I could follow didn't make any sense anyway. I got around 25 minutes in before I reached my pain threshold and cut my losses.
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Mark ScottReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 May 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Decent budget spent on sets and effects, not so much on writers, directors and cast
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Not an original idea to be found. A mish-mash of cliches from other, better, films. Pretty high budget for the sets and make-up (good zombies, but not on screen for nearly long enough). As for the protagonists - for the right stuff, best-of-the-best selected for an epoch making expedition to Mars, boy, they sure seem to be slow learners! Also found the hand-held camera work, lit with only the torch beams being flailing around for no reason exasperating - the usual wannabe idiots straight out of film school trying to ape Doug Liman et al.
3 people found this helpful
FilmbugReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 October 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting but not very good actors and actrices
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The BD was in excellent condition. The story is almost like any other marsian movie: beware of alien bugs!. The actors and actrices are not very good and the characters did not come out well. The music is sometimes terrible!, unsuitable for the theme. My eyes got tired looking at the dark, flickering lights due to the alarm, close up combats. But all in all, it is worth watching.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 January 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bad rework of every alien life discovered anywhere you ever saw with extra stupid astronauts.
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This is the kind of movie where you are forced to buy in to the fact that for an exploratory mission to mars (with Mars exploration clearly still in its early days) the only personnel available would not have passed psych tests to be pool attendants or super market cashiers. The dialogue, moaning about the journey to and from mars, well duh! The suspension of belief that a motley crew of rebellious un disciplined sociopaths who clearly dont want to be there would be picked for a mars mission is too much. The stupidity of the astronauts scratching their heads about what might be causing the zombification of their dead colleagues is annoying. Its the fungusy stuff you found growing under the ground in the steamy pit dufus! The stuff that burrowed into your brain just by your proximity to it? Tell your colleagues what happened might be important! I practically threw my tv out the window when they covered over the guys face after he died fighting a zombie. Basically terrible. I think the author must have read Quatermass and the pit and merged it with the weird biology of Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, which are both great story lines. Fungus wants to leave the nest on Mars and colonise other worlds by hijacking astronauts...tough one for Darwin but could be possible.... Maybe its lock down but I am getting sick of movie tropes like the flakey astronauts and the people running away from murderers who trip over tree roots and when they hide pant and gasp when the murderer is near by.
Schrödinger's CatReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 June 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Zombie movie in disguise only without the disguise
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Mars scientists discover a bacterium that converts people into zombies and all zombie hell breaks loose. Oh dear. Not really sure how this movie got financed. Or why. The Martian effects were pretty good and that's about all. Not good.
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VirginiaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
if you like this type of films ok!
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I can't knock it really. It was a reasonable sci-fi /horror. Not really my thing. There were parts that were a bit slow. I thought the ending was a bit poor even though the actor was good throughout. I just wish that we knew the final outcome. It definitely was ok to watch though.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 November 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Just a horror movie
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If you like Night of the Living Dead you'll love this. Otherwise, move on. So corny - why does an alien infection always have to turn its victims into highly focussed superhuman psychopaths anyway? Is there no other possible plot line from today's crop of so-talented little darling movie writers? All of the other components of a sci-fi thriller are there, running out of battery, sand storms, perils of mistreating the suit, the pschological effects of space travel turning them all so flaky..... yet no we just end up with everyone wasted except the hero who escapes but is "probably" infected too. What a cliffhanger.
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