I liked the eerie sci-fi effects of this
movie. It's almost like an old-time western, set on the planet
Mars with high-tech equipment.
You should be familiar with John Carpenter's
style of directing; otherwise you might be shocked at the slice
and dice scenes in this flick.
You have bad guys and good guys facing
off with each other, then a strange twisting climax both sides
have to deal with.
It's not a hard film to follow. and is
just loaded with blood & gore and fast, swift comic book
action. Oh, I forgot to add, a little horror.
What starts out with a good premise, quickly
turns into a pointless bloodbath of excessive violence, as Martian
spirits invade and turn humans into zombie-like killing machines.
It's a sort of Twilight Zone meets
the Thriller video in the Martian city of Chryse.
It's tough to say which is higher, the
body count or the amount of people who walked out during the
showing of this movie.
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
is about a Mars cop who's trying to bring back a killer from
a colony, when the squad encounters demons.
The film has a series of flashbacks; some
are flashbacks within flashbacks.
By the time each actor tells his or her
story, the movie loses its rate of motion and becomes messy.