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Terra Formars (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 29 April 2016 (Japan)
In an attempt to colonize Mars, 21st century scientists seed the planet with algae to absorb sun light and purify the atmosphere, and cockroaches who in turn spread the algae as they feed. ... See full summary »

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Takashi Miike

Writers:

Kazuki Nakashima (screenplay), Yû Sasuga (manga) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rinko Kikuchi ... Asuka Moriki
Rila Fukushima ... Sakakibara
Takayuki Yamada ... Ichiro Hiruma
Shun Oguri ... Ko Honda
Kane Kosugi ... God Lee
Emi Takei ... Nanao Akita
Tomohisa Yamashita Tomohisa Yamashita ... Jim Muto
Hideaki Itô ... Shokichi Komachi
Masaya Katô ... Keisuke Dojima
Kiyohiko Shibukawa Kiyohiko Shibukawa
Eiko Koike Eiko Koike ... Mina Obari
Mariko Shinoda Mariko Shinoda ... Sorae Osako
Megumi Morino
Rina Ohta Rina Ohta ... Maria Renjo
Ken'ichi Takitô Ken'ichi Takitô ... Shunji Tezuka
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In an attempt to colonize Mars, 21st century scientists seed the planet with algae to absorb sun light and purify the atmosphere, and cockroaches who in turn spread the algae as they feed. 500 years later, the first manned mission to Mars loses contact with Earth, and a second ship is sent to investigate. Written by Shaun Stanfield

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Terraformars See more »

Filming Locations:

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,546,898
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Tea Time Film See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Several times we see the drinking bird and the glass of water: a direct homage to the Alien franchise. See more »

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Version of Terra Formars (2014) See more »

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Formars are quite interesting.
2 November 2016 | by KikyNezSee all my reviews

Well, I never saw the anime, or read the manga, that I heard was number one in Japan, therefor it is very popular... But I must say that this Live Action I liked it. Finally the Japanese learned how to make nice special effects, but I think it could be better and upgraded to more modern CGI ... it is likely to be a TV movie as almost all Live Action movies are, so I can let pass the TerraFormars design.

I really kind of liked it, so I recommend it.

I'll have to see the anime or read the manga, to compare and make an opinion.

The worst: it is very long and goes on useless moments in some scenes. There were no fair presentation of the characters. The best: good story, original, good performances (a rarity in Japanese actors whom are almost always overreacting expressions) and nice special effects.

8/10 Watch at your own risk ... We are all critics, but must see to give a critic.


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