SETTLERS starts with a family of three in a surprisingly Earth-like environment on Mars. This is eventually explained, but is at first quite off-putting to the viewer. Eventually the film also adds an anti-colonial aspect. This is basically a John Ford Western on Mars (down to using some of Ford's trademark shots), with a minimal cast. It also has minimal dialogue and is so slow-moving as to be soporific.
Released theatrically 07/23/21; available on various streaming services. Rating: 0 (-4 to +4), or 4/10.
Film Credits: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9373688/reference
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