It might be a brave new world but we’ve definitely been here before. The humdrum minimalism of Sunshine and Alien crossed with the runny-screamy parts of Alien and Sunshine mean little is unexpected, even for very occasional horror/sci-fi fans.
Pseudo-Zombies From Space! would probably be too much of a budget-accurate mouthful, but that’s where we find ourselves after a satisfyingly slow build. That is, until life is discovered and characters scream, stumble, conceal, sacrifice etc.
That it never feels like we’re actually on the red planet shouldn’t matter, but when everything else is so familiar, it’s a little disappointing.
In space, no one can hear you shrug.
CAST: Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Olivia Williams, Elias Koteas
DIRECTOR: Ruairi Robinson
WRITERS: Clive Dawson, Sydney J. Bounds
SYNOPSIS: Just a few hours from completing their assignment looking for life on Mars, a small team discover something that sets a terrifying chain of events in motion.