Many will argue that John Carpenter started to lose it with this flick, and that may be true to some extent, but this doesn’t mean that Ghosts of Mars are a bad or boring. There are a lot of inconsistencies that plague this movie. For me the most annoying thing was something that I could not quite define, and then it hit me, it’s the camera. It is mostly static, so it does not create that sense of action and further calms the atmosphere down. Granted, this may have been intentional and I wasn’t really in the mood for those gimmicks at the time. This movie is a mixture of western, action and science fiction. That being said we can move on; it was going for that cool, underground b-movie vibe, and if you overlook some of its flows it will be really interesting to watch. Ghosts of Mars [2001] Movie Review Recommendation Poster

A group of law enforcement officers are sent to transport a captured criminal to the main city on Mars. But when they arrive at their destination they will realize that something else got there before them. Enjoy… Oh yeah, if you have seen Pandorum, I guess you will be on a familiar ground. Ghosts of Mars was supposed to be a third Snake Plissken movie titled Escape from Mars, however after Escape from L.A. didn’t do so well, they decided to make it into something else. Next thing you know and the studios are demanding Ice Cube in a lead role and here we go. After all this, it’s truly a wonder how he pulled it off. Directed by JC, starring a pretty heavy line-up and set on Mars, this movie will become cult classic in the following years…

Director: John Carpenter

Cast: Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Pam Grier, Clea DuVall, Joanna Cassidy

Fun Stuff: Filmed entirely at night.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0228333/

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