Dr. Foster Heads to Mars
With mankind having messed up Earth they have now started to colonize Mars, recreating cities such as New York and Los Angeles under great domes whilst scientists lead by Dr. Foster (Lane Townsend - San Andreas Quake) try to undo the damage back on Earth. But when a massive sandstorm suddenly engulfs some of the domes, putting the inhabitants in danger from a chain reaction of cataclysmic events, Dr. Foster heads to Mars to try and clear up the mess there especially as his daughter lives there with her mother, a situation which is complicated by Foster's ex-wife having now married his colleague, Neil (Alan Pietruszewski - Roadside). Throw in to the mix Colonel Reiger (Dionne Neish) who doesn't trust Foster's suggestions and things are not going to be easy on Mars.
If you think of time as a precious commodity, well you can't get back what has gone, what I should tell you is that "Martian Land" would be a complete waste of your time as this isn't inspiring, amusing, thrilling, intriguing or any other thing you might wish a movie to be, it isn't even enjoyable in a bad movie way. So why do I say that, well beyond the details we have a familiar storyline, there is a disaster due to mankind and what they have done, we have a scientist who has to save the day, whilst saving his daughter and that means working with his ex-wife. It is so familiar that you stop wondering whether anyone will live or die.
But of course there is the detail of "Martian Land" featuring a disaster on Mars but in truth all that means is that we have less than convincing special effects and a lot of science mumbo jumbo when it comes to the less than engaging dialogue. Even the acting is mostly weak and often forced although that does bring me to the movie's one sort of positive. That is Lane Townsend whose sarcastic tone that he gives his character and his facial expression give the movie just a smidgen of entertainment.
What this all boils down to is that "Martian Land" is one of those movies which are poor and simply the sort of movie which if you watch movies to be entertained you are likely to feel short changed by.