On the last day of a mission to Mars, a crewmember thinks he has discovered something special namely bacterial life. Slowly they realize that the discovered life form is still alive and also dangerous.
Genre : SF
Liev Schreiber : Vincent Campbel
Elias Koteas : Charles Brunel
Romola Garai : Rebecca Lane
“There are footprints here. There’s two pairs.”
Without any prior knowledge I started watching this flick. It’ll be definitely on Mars and it’s about the last days there (in the end it’s only about one day). To be honest it looked very promising at the start. The views of the Martian landscape, the desert-like environment and the upcoming sandstorm were stunning to look at. The simple looking electric vehicles were realistic enough and when the characters were presented there was without a doubt personal tensions between them. The only thing you don’t know is what was going to happen. The first thing that’s clear is the fact that this is the last day that this crew will spend on Mars before they are relieved by the next team. Is there a climatic disaster to come or are they going to be overpowered by Martians?
PS. If you compare the budget ($ 7 Mil) with that of “Gravity” ($ 100 Mil) I surely admire the creditable attempt. “Gravity” off course has two top actors (and I mean that because they probably absorb a large part of the budget) and baffling graphic effects. But the story about “Gravity” is as simple and meaningless as this one.