ByJonathan J Moya, writer at
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Jonathan J Moya

Last Day on Mars is a space horror movie starring Liev Schrieber about, the not so shocking discovery (at least to space horror movies) that the life they discovered on Mars is not so Earth friendly.

Really, space and horror and ET's need to get a life.

I don't even have to look at the trailer to guess the plot.

Astronaut goes outside against orders, finds life, falls into Mars sinkhole. Other astronaut goes looking for him, either finds first astronaut dead or badly wounded, brings buddy back to ship. As soon as they take off their space uniforms, the alien life form attacks them. Astronauts try to contain alien but are killed off one by one. Last astronaut, usually a woman, fights and supposedly kills the alien after she has stripped down to her undies. Blasts off in escape pod to find that alien is not dead. One last fight ensues. She wins. Peace and quiet and credits. The end.

Let me look at the trailer to see if I was right. Yep on everything except maybe man in skivvies at the end, could be space chick. Trailer doesn't show it.

The poster is filled with elliptical obtuseness and shows the aftermath of the first Martian argument, followed by the first Martin prizefight with the winner taking the money and run.

It does have a good cast featuring Shrieber and Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Olivia Williams and Tom Cullen. Space horror gets boring if left in the hands of amateurs. The directing you can though. Ruairi Robinson of Blinky short fame gets to take the fall if it doesn't turn out well.

Last Days on Mars is available On Demand on October 31 before hitting theaters on December 6.

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