History Film / GhostsOfMars

1st Jul '16 6:09:35 PM Musashi1596
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**...and a gash on her leg that needed stiches.
6th May '16 8:24:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* FlashbackWithinAFlashback: The movie opens with the lone survivor of a mission to transport a dangerous prisoner from a mining colony being found by Mars authorities, then she tells what happened to the government council in flashback. During the mission, after splitting up to investigate, one of her comrades suddenly shows up with three survivors from the colony, and he explains how he found them in another flashback. When he asks them what happened to the colony, this triggers ''another'' flashback where they explain how they inadvertently dug up the Martian ghosts.

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* FlashbackWithinAFlashback: The movie opens with the lone survivor of a mission to transport a dangerous prisoner from a mining colony being found by Mars authorities, then [[HowWeGotHere she tells what happened happened]] to the government council in flashback. During the mission, after splitting up to investigate, one of her comrades suddenly shows up with three survivors from the colony, and he explains how he found them in another flashback. When he asks them what happened to the colony, this triggers ''another'' flashback where they explain how they inadvertently dug up the Martian ghosts.
27th Mar '16 8:53:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: "Desolation" Williams.
27th Mar '16 8:53:03 AM Morgenthaler
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It's 2176 and UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} has been [[{{Terraform}} terraformed]] to have a breathable atmosphere by some [[LadyLand matriarchal]] mining corporation. A crack-squad of SpacePolice consisting of Melanie Ballard (Creator/NatashaHenstridge), Jericho Butler (Creator/JasonStatham), Bashira Kincaid (Clea Duvall) and Helena Braddock (Creator/PamGrier) is sent to reallocate notorious criminal James "Desolation" Williams (Music/IceCube), only to discover that half the colony has been [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by the spirits of the alien race that used to inhabit Mars [[SealedEvilInACan which were released via a scientific excavation]], causing them to transform into a clan of sadomasochistic self-mutilating punk savages that look as if they're auditioning as extras for ''TheRoadWarrior'' and which murdered the other half. The rest of the movie is spent fighting them off.

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It's 2176 and UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} has been [[{{Terraform}} terraformed]] to have a breathable atmosphere by some [[LadyLand matriarchal]] mining corporation. A crack-squad of SpacePolice consisting of Melanie Ballard (Creator/NatashaHenstridge), Jericho Butler (Creator/JasonStatham), Bashira Kincaid (Clea Duvall) and Helena Braddock (Creator/PamGrier) is sent to reallocate notorious criminal James "Desolation" Williams (Music/IceCube), only to discover that half the colony has been [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by the spirits of the alien race that used to inhabit Mars [[SealedEvilInACan which were released via a scientific excavation]], causing them to transform into a clan of sadomasochistic self-mutilating punk savages that look as if they're auditioning as extras for ''TheRoadWarrior'' ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'' and which murdered the other half. The rest of the movie is spent fighting them off.
17th Mar '16 10:14:03 PM Eagal
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: A triple-header. Braddock is black, a woman ''and'' a lesbian.

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: A triple-header. Braddock is black, a woman ''and'' a lesbian.the first person to die in the movie.
9th Dec '15 9:11:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* FlashbackWithinAFlashback: The movie opens with the lone survivor of a mission to transport a dangerous prisoner from a mining colony being found by Mars authorities, then she tells what happened to the government council in flashback. During the mission, after splitting up to investigate, one of her comrades suddenly shows up with three survivors from the colony, and he explains how he found them in another flashback. When he asks them what happened to the colony, this triggers ''another'' flashback where they explain how they inadvertently dug up the Martian ghosts.
23rd Dec '14 3:30:59 PM WarriorsGate
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* RecycledInSpace: It's basically John Carpenter's own ''Film/AssaultOnPrecinct131976'' '''ON MARS'''. Which means that, by extension, it's also ''Film/RioBravo'' '''ON MARS'''.
29th Aug '14 12:07:04 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* MomentKiller: Jericho manages to talk his way Melanie's pants, but Kincaid ruins the moment by killing the possessed prisoner.
15th Aug '14 8:49:45 AM Morgenthaler
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It's 2176 and UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} has been [[{{Terraform}} terraformed]] to have a breathable atmosphere by some [[LadyLand matriarchal]] mining corporation. A crack-squad of SpacePolice consisting of Melanie Ballard (NatashaHenstridge), Jericho Butler (Creator/JasonStatham), Bashira Kincaid (Clea Duvall) and Helena Braddock (Creator/PamGrier) is sent to reallocate notorious criminal James "Desolation" Williams (Music/IceCube), only to discover that half the colony has been [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by the spirits of the alien race that used to inhabit Mars [[SealedEvilInACan which were released via a scientific excavation]], causing them to transform into a clan of sadomasochistic self-mutilating punk savages that look as if they're auditioning as extras for ''TheRoadWarrior'' and which murdered the other half. The rest of the movie is spent fighting them off.

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It's 2176 and UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} has been [[{{Terraform}} terraformed]] to have a breathable atmosphere by some [[LadyLand matriarchal]] mining corporation. A crack-squad of SpacePolice consisting of Melanie Ballard (NatashaHenstridge), (Creator/NatashaHenstridge), Jericho Butler (Creator/JasonStatham), Bashira Kincaid (Clea Duvall) and Helena Braddock (Creator/PamGrier) is sent to reallocate notorious criminal James "Desolation" Williams (Music/IceCube), only to discover that half the colony has been [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by the spirits of the alien race that used to inhabit Mars [[SealedEvilInACan which were released via a scientific excavation]], causing them to transform into a clan of sadomasochistic self-mutilating punk savages that look as if they're auditioning as extras for ''TheRoadWarrior'' and which murdered the other half. The rest of the movie is spent fighting them off.
14th Aug '14 3:05:11 PM FinalFan
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* IdiotBall: Multiple people pick this up throughout the film, especially Kincaid, by splitting up and going off on their own, and killing the bodies of the miners, even after they know that killing the host only releases the ghost to possess someone else. [[spoiler: Ballard even orders the survivors to go and detonate a nuclear power station as they begin to leave, resulting in everyone but Ballard and Williams being killed, and the ghosts' host bodies being destroyed...so they can then swarm Chryse in the form of a sandstorm.]]
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