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I've Cancelled My Ticket to Mars!
on 23 November 2013
A team of astronauts lead by Captain Charles Brunel (Elias Koteas) have spent six months on Mars looking for signs of life. Nineteen hours before they are due to leave and be replaced by the next team of astronauts, one of the scientists, Marko Petrovic (Goran Kostic), discovers a virulent bacteria in a sample of soil which has been brought back to their base for testing. Wanting to keep the discovery for himself, much to the vexation of colleague Kim Aldrich (Olivia Williams), Petrovic goes back again to the testing site but while checking out the source of the bacteria has an accident. The others find him dead, but not for long.
The Last Days on Mars (2013) is a decent enough SciFi if your expectations are not too high but it doesn't, possibly never could, match the standards of Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) when the character played by John Hurt goes and sticks his too inquisitive face in the alien's egg capsule and becomes rather attached to the little critter. In 'The Last Days on Mars' Liev Schreiber plays the role of Chief Systems Officer Vincent Campbell who has his work cut out for him just to stay alive. There's a fair amount of action in this movie and I have to admit that some of the time, with the space helmets and all, I couldn't tell who was doing what or why. But anyway, the movie passed one and a half hours without being dull and that is all I asked of it.
I've cancelled my ticket to Mars.
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