Ghosts of Mars (2001)

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In 2176, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house.




  • John Carpenter in Ghosts of Mars (2001)
  • Natasha Henstridge in Ghosts of Mars (2001)
  • Richard Cetrone in Ghosts of Mars (2001)
  • John Carpenter and Ice Cube in Ghosts of Mars (2001)
  • Greg Nicotero and Liam Waite in Ghosts of Mars (2001)
  • Richard Cetrone in Ghosts of Mars (2001)

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22 May 2002 | DJ Inferno
There´s still hope for John Carpenter!
After his awful "Vampire$"-flick I digged all hopes to see a good John Carpenter movie ever again, the more I was surprised how great this one was! Okay, cross out the word "original" from your vocabulary, because "Ghosts of Mars" is nothing else but a crossover from other films like Ridley Scott´s "Alien", Martin Campbell´s "Escape from Absolom" or Carpenter´s own "Assault on Precinct 13". Besides this shot has the charm of a 90 minutes long Heavy Metal video clip and some satirical sidekicks on colonialism are not further developed!

However, this is the best film of the director since a long time! Carpenter gets out the maximum of a simple plot, GoM is suspense-packed, entertaining and pretty violent, so what do you want more?!? It´s like a Western that takes place on Mars to describe it with simple words. Natasha Henstridge´s part as heroine is one of the toughest female roles ever featured in a John Carpenter movie and supporting actress Clea Duvall is really sweet, although you don´t see that much of her..! The film gets an extra bonus for the cast of blaxploitation queen Pam Grier, unfortunately she passes away after half an hour...

To me it´s the best Mars movie of the last few years and I´m really curious to see the next film of the director! 8 out of 10

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Release Date:

24 August 2001



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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,804,452 26 August 2001

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