On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he’s made an historic discovery; fossilised evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up, and goes out on an unauthorised expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster, when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes, they begin to realise; the life-form they’ve discovered is highly dangerous to all human life.
User Reviews: It’s not easy to be away from your home planet. It does things to you (very likely) that are hard to understand. Mood swings and other things included. Still when character act in a way that seems ridiculous, you won’t like it. Movie or not, deciding to do the worst thing possible (as leave you in control here, although it’s apparent there is an issue at hand, which doesn’t even play into all of it in the end and other things complicate things and weigh on the movie as a whole), is not really something it had to do.
The actors do a really good job and while most of this is predictable, you will be entertained, if you are only slightly interested in Science Fiction and horror. Alien this isn’t and it does not really try to be (even if you could see some similarities), but it’s a nice movie, with a nice flow