The first manned mission to Mars is scheduled for routine
planetary space exploration. However, the mission is drastically
changed once Earth receives a strange signal transmitted by
a probe on Mars. Once the three young astronauts land on Mars,
they find a device that sends them spiralling back to a time
when the ruthless Siperion Empire controls Mars. Their only
chance of escaping from the past is to find the time device
that they brought them there in the first place...
is a cheap and cheerful production from Eric Shook. It is
pretty obvious that very little money has been spent on special
effects, music or costumes. But that really doesn't detract
from the fact that at its heart Lost on Mars has an
expecting Academy Award winning performances is going to be
very disappointed. Most of the actors deliver their lines
with very little in the way of acting ability. There is only
really Eric Shook, John T Oertling and the very sexy Kelly
Wilson who come anywhere near pulling off half believable
of the acting is embarrassing to watch (and the very last
scene ends with an almost hysterical laugh which is awfully
false.) On top of this the production is just too long to
keep your attention. At least 30 minutes should have been
shaved off the 87 minute running time.
said that, praise should be heaped onto Shook for pulling
the whole thing off on such a small budget. And as a first
attempt at full-length movie making this is not too bad (if
you ignore the acting).
sequel, Empire of Danger, is almost completed and looks
a lot more promising. I suggest that you keep your eye on
Shook as I am sure he will go on to achieve much in the world
of movie making.