Terra Formars | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | April 12, 2019
entertainment value
A fair sci-fi romp of practical effects fighting CGI. It is based on a Manga so do not get too attached to any characters.
genre foreign | Sci-Fi
synopsis With the space program attempting to travel to Mars, 21st century scientists were tasked with warming up the planet so that humans could survive on its surface. They came up with an efficient and cost effective plan of sending cockroaches and mold to the surface so that the mold would absorb the sunlight and the insect corpses would serve as a food source for the mold. It is now the year 2577 and the first manned ship to Mars has landed on the planet and the six crew members are ready for their mission. But what they find are giant mutated humanoid cockroaches with incredible physical strength. The crew members are easily wiped out, but not before sending a transmission back to Earth. Now, humanity will send elite warriors to exterminate the mutated bugs and claim back Mars.
lead actors Hideaki Ito | Emi Takei | Tomohisa Yamashita | Takayuki Yamada | Shun Oguri | Kane Kosugi | Rinko Kikuchi | Masaya Kato | Mariko Shinoda | Kenichi Takito | Eiko Koike | Rina Ohta | Rila Fukushima
director Takashi Miike