Big Daddy Mars.)
Release Date: August 24th, 2001.
Written by: Larry Sulkis and John Carpenter.
Directed by: John Carpenter.
Starring: Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Clea Duvall, Pam Grier, and Joanna Cassidy.
Of all the movies that John Carpenter has directed over the curse of his career, none has met with more negativity than Ghosts of Mars, and I just don't understand the hate. I mean I understand it, because this is not one of his better efforts, and it's got all kinds of script issues, but it's still one hell of a fun flick, flaws and all.
|I'M KIDDING, NATASHA!|
|[LOUD GIBBERISH INTENSIFIES]|
|LISTEN, THE STORY DOESN'T MAKE MUCH SENSE TO US EITHER, JUST GO WITH IT.|
|SHE APPARENTLY DOESN'T LIKE NORWEGIAN DEATH METAL.|
But you know what? This is still one hell of a fun movie, flaws and all. It's not a "So bad it's good" type of fun, because it's not that bad to begin with, but it's definitely a "I don't know what in the hell went wrong with this movie, but I like it!" kind of thing. Big stupid action is what it is.
|"FUCK THE POLICE, HUH, CUBE?"|
|HE HAD THE BEST DIALOGUE OF THEM ALL.|
We love Cube, but he's starred in some shitty movies over the years, and every single one of them listed above is way worse that Ghosts of Mars.
|YEAH, I SAID IT.|
|THIS REMINDS US OF IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS. NOT SURE WHY.|
|THE MOUNDS OF MARS.|
|WE'RE GLAD WE GOT NATASHA THOUGH. WHAT A QT.|
As it stands though, this is a Guilty Pleasure of the highest order. Watch accordingly.
Ghosts of Mars is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD.
Natasha Henstridge was one of the best Horror Hotties of the 90's.