Set in the future, the year 1990 to be exact, scientists have received a distress call from an alien spaceship that has crash landed on Mars. A team of astronauts are sent on a rescue mission and when the arrive they discover a sole survivor. The green-skinned alien is brought aboard for monitoring and observation, leading to terror they never imagined. Queen of Blood is a film known more for being a precursior to Ridley Scott's Alien than its own merits. Obviously a much smaller film, Queen of Blood is a fun little b-movie that substitutes budget for ingenuity in creating a interesting and fun sci-fi/horror film. I am a sucker for these types of films featuring the retro production design in creating a futuristic world. It's kinda funny cause this film takes place in 1990, where man's exploration of the intergalactic landscapes seems to have no boundaries. The film's pretty inventive and has a lot of that low-budget charm in creating this rather epic world. From a story aspect, the most interesting part of the film has to revolve around how these astronauts deal with the alien life-form, even after it has shown itself to be a deadly risk. They realize the importance of the find for mankind, instead of just deciding to destroy it, which creates some interesting moral discussions. That being said, this isn't a deep intellectual film, but I definitely enjoyed it for what it was.
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