|Apparently, we also really like Kurt Russell. He's so dreamy.|
Ghosts of Mars flopped at the box office, causing John Carpenter to sit out the 2000's after a whimper, not a bang. The movie is three or four earlier efforts smooshed together: The backbone is Carpenter's second film, Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), in which a police station in LA is besieged by bloodthirsty gang members. To survive, the cops must team up with a convicted killer whose prison transport stopped at the precinct. In Ghosts of Mars, space cops are sent to pick up a prisoner from a mining camp on Mars only to discover that the miners are possessed by space ghosts. As before, the space cops join forces with the criminal they were sent to collect.
|On your left, Earth by way of The Thing; on your right, Mars by way of Ghosts of Mars.|
|I'm a fan of movie miniatures, but this landscape looks more like a game of Warhammer 40,000 than a feature film.|
|He couldn't decide if he was going to a Kiss, Gwar or Marilyn Manson concert, so he dressed for all three.|