Zombies! On Mars! With bizarre movie science!
|And bad decision making!|
Then he falls down a hole.
Then there is a whole bunch of bad decisions by the Captain.
This leaves most of the crew infected by the bacteria, and flesh eating zombies. For reasons.
The plot is non-existent, but then it didn't need to be. The acting is pretty solid throughout. The CGI is noticeably better than other films with much larger budgets. It's a recommended watch. But there are a few bizarre things that let it down.
Let's start with the Captains decisions.
Played by the always watchable Elias Koteas (Gattaca / Shutter Island), Captain Brunel makes some really obviously bad decisions. The first, and most noteworthy, is the decision to leave crew member Dalby (Yusra Warsama) alone, to watch over the hole that crew member Petrovic (Goran Kostic) has fallen into. She clearly has feelings for him. She's visibly distressed. He might still be alive.
It was never going to end well.
The science is a bit iffy, too.
It was filmed in Jordan, which according to the movie has the same gravity as Mars. I checked. You can't jog on Mars. And there's a lot of jogging in this. Also, there is very little deterioration of the flesh when exposed to martian atmosphere. For hours.
But honestly, I nit-pick.