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Red Planet (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  10 November 2000 (USA)
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Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.

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In the near future, Earth is dying. A new colony on Mars could be humanity's only hope. A team of American astronauts, each a specialist in a different field, is making the first manned expedition to the red planet and must struggle to overcome the differences in their personalities, backgrounds and ideologies for the overall good of the mission. When their equipment suffers life-threatening damage and the crew must depend on one another for survival on the hostile surface of Mars, their doubts, fears and questions about God, man's destiny and the nature of the universe become defining elements in their fates. In this alien environment they must come face to face with their most human selves. Written by Anonymous

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They Didn't Find Life On Mars. It Found Them. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,721,296 (USA) (10 November 2000)

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ESP 352,430,702 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

The main lyric to The Police song used during the "still" scene is, "When the World is Running Down (You Make the Best of What's Still Around)," an apt description of the movie's plot. See more »

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Gravity on Mars is much weaker than shown in the film. See more »

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[first lines]
Commander Kate Bowman: [narration] By the year 2000 we had begun to over populate, pollute, and poison our planet faster than we could clean it up. We ignored the problem for as long as we could. But we were kidding ourselves. By 2025, we knew we were in trouble. And began to desperately search for a new home - Mars.
Commander Kate Bowman: For the last 20 years we've been sending unmanned probes with algae, bio-engineered to grow there and produce oxygen. We're going to build ourselves an atmosphere we can breathe. And for 20 ...
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The Fifth Heaven
Written by Graeme Revell
Produced by Graeme Revell and Paul Haslinger
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Boring Start, Uncompelling Action, Slow Moving
1 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Earth is suffering from environmental damage. Mars has been slowly terra-formed as an alternative home. However it is somehow losing oxygen. A space mission is sent to discover the cause. The spacecraft is damaged by massive gamma radiation burst and the crew crash land to investigate Mars.

It takes too long to get the movie going. There is too much tech talk without any magic. They don't even get to Mars until after 30 minutes. They spent too much time talking on the spaceship. I think we're suppose to be awed by all the spaceship special effects. It's not that special. Most of the start could easily be thrown out.

The action is confused and rather uncompelling. It doesn't get any better on the ground. It's a slow moving grind. The orange look, the helmets, and the buzzy voices all make for a tiring watch. Watching people slowly suffocate is really boring. Having Carrie-Anne separated from everybody doesn't help. The climax (if you could call it that) has no suspense. It is completely uninteresting.


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