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The Last Days on Mars

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Dreary space zombie sci-fi tale gets bloody and gross.

Movie R 2013 98 minutes
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It takes a certain kind of attitude to pull off a movie as ridiculous as this one, and director Ruairi Robinson simply doesn't have it. Rather than cheerful and energetic, he turns in a movie that's dreary and annoying. Worse, all of the big zombie attack sequences are shot with such awful, shaky hand-held camerawork that it's nearly impossible to see what's going on. In one sequence, a character hits an alarm, which -- for some reason -- makes the lights flash on and off so that not even the characters can see anything. The humans have no depth or chemistry. The central character is given one of those handy backstories that includes flashbacks to "something terrible that once happened." The others do nothing but complain and snap at one another. In other words, if the zombies won in this movie, it wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing.

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