Conclusion: 'The Last Days of Mars' has some great moments of suspense and horror. If you're expecting an all out action sci-fi movie, this is not the film for you, as it relies heavily on character development to engage and scare you.
Excerpt: Last Days of Mars feels pulled from the ’60s sci-fi cycle, this after radioactive bugs slowly drifted from social entertainment consciousness. Things still came from space and ate people, but with snappier titles meant to lure in patrons with exploitative posters.
Summary: The Last Days On Mars is an enjoyable mix of sci-fi and horror that's well shot, visually impressive and performed by a more than capable cast. The story might not win any awards for originality but it's effectively paced and frequently quite atmospheric.
Conclusion: Because I'm a fan of well-crafted drama, I enjoyed The Last Days on Mars for what it is. Hardcore sci-fi fans are likely to be disappointed, especially if they expect a trip to Mars to yield new adventures in outer space, because what Robinson shows them are familiar human weaknesses intensified by...