I wasn’t hoping for great things, and all my hopes were met. Not good at all. The basic plot is that some sort of problem sends a group of marines up to Mars to enforce a quarantine and find out what is going on up there.
Turns out there are monster running around.
So the problems – no characterisation. They do try, but fail miserable. No tension. Again, it is possible that the flashes of the monsters in the background are supposed to build tension. They don’t. You really don’t care about any of the characters, and the plot has been done to death.
The single good thing, well you get to see some Karl Urban, plus there is a section shot from his pov that echoes the gameplay. That amused me.