Ghosts of Mars (2001) Movie Review

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Ghosts of Mars (2001)

2001 | R | Horror, Sci-Fi, Action
98 minutes / 1h 38min

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Ghosts of Mars Plot Synopsis:

200 years in the future a Martian police unit is dispatched to transport a dangerous prisoner from a mining outpost back to justice. But when the team arrives they find the town deserted and some of the inhabitants possessed by the former inhabitants of the planet.

Ghosts of Mars (2001) Review

Horror legend icon John Carpenter directed Ghosts of Mars (2001) on a $28 million estimated budget but got only $8.4 million at the US box office. Ghosts of Mars received a best film award nomination and a Stinker Award nomination for the most intrusive score (by John Carpenter).

John Carpenter co-wrote Ghosts of Mars with Larry Sulkis taking us into the far future of the year 2176. A group of Martian police unit including Natasha Henstridge and Jason Statham are sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal named Desolation Williams played by Ice Cube. The remote mining post where this all goes down is overrun by some really sinister baddies.

Ghosts of Mars is not my favorite John Carpenter horror movie in the least, but I had some issues with the pacing of the film. The visual effects were good, and the special effects were too. Ghosts of Mars is a film that you will watch again just to grasp everything if you are a John Carpenter fan. I do not know if it is high expectations, but I cannot give this film an average rating. It is better than below average and yes; the movie score was a factor too.

  • Ghosts of Mars Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 4
  • Overall Score: 3.68
  • IMDB: 4.9
  • MetaCritic: 3.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 2.1

About Ghosts of Mars 2001

Title: Ghosts of Mars
Year: 2001
Runtime: 98 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action
Reviewer: Score: 2 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 1.84/5 stars from 47,223 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 47,223 MPAA Rating: R
Ghosts of Mars Cast Starring: Richard Cetrone, Peter Jason, Clea DuVall, Pam Grier, Joanna Cassidy, Duane Davis, Christopher Allen Nelson, Robert Carradine, Natasha Henstridge, Danielle Burgio, Michael Krawic, Eileen Weisinger, Rex Linn, Richard Barela, Damon Caro, Harry Jay Knowles, Lena Milan, Chad Randall, Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Marjean Holden, J. Nathan Simmons, Lobo Sebastian, Albert Fry Jr., Doug McGrath, Eric Martinez, Louie Martinez, Matt Nolan, Chance Romero, Charlotte Cornwell
Ghosts of Mars Writers: Larry Sulkis, John Carpenter
Ghosts of Mars Director: John Carpenter
Box Office: $7,307,616
Production: Sony
Language: English
Country: USA