Format Used: DVD
Contain: Graphic Violence
The first ship to touchdown on Mars has returned under computer control. Out of the five-member crew, two return. One is barely
alive and the other tells a terrifying tale of the encounters with giant crab-spider-mouse creatures, massive amebas and terrible
tentacle plants, always under the watcher three eyes of the master of the world.
What happened on Mars? Who is the creature stalking them? And why don't they want them there?
Several things bugged me about this movie. One, there is no plant life on Mars, monster or otherwise. They knew that much
even in 1960. The Landover proofed that just because the dirt is red the sky is not. Grant you they did not know that back
then, but it is common sense. Lastly, the "WE DON'T BELONG IN SPACE" moral gets old real fast! But there is some
good qualities to this movie, don't get me wrong, the puppet effects of the crab-mouse thingy was great.
I GIVE IT....(5 STARS)
The whole "WE DON'T BELONG IN SPACE" moral really gets on my nerves. I mean how dare that three eyed freak say
we're too violent just because of Earth's past. He never even tried to talk to them peacefully. The alien is a freakin'
hypocrite if you ask me.
I GIVE IT...2 STARS
ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):
+ CREATURE EFFECTS (I liked the puppet work of the monsters in this movie)
+ CREATURE DESIGN (The designs are out of this world)
+ HUMAN CHARACTERS (I liked the human characters, too much to watch them killed without mercy and have them turn around
and call humans violent)
ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):
- PLANTS (There are no plants on the surface of Mars, everybody knows that. If there were, why wasn't there oxygen?)
- RED SKY (The sky on Mars is not red, we know that now)
- BIGOT MARTIAN (That humanphobe alien read the crew's mind and assume they are violent, just because of the violence
in human past so they attack without even trying to talk)
- WE DON'T BELONG IN SPACE (I am so sick of these anti-exploration pieces saying we should stay here)