Settlers: a film mini-review by Mark R. Leeper and Evelyn C. Leeper.

‘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.

Settlers (scifi film: trailer).
Settlers (scifi film: trailer).

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