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A team of astronauts on the first mission to Mars crashes onto the surface, losing contact with Earth. With no other recourse, and help millions of miles away, the crew is forced to make desperate choices in order to stay alive. Will they be able to survive as the minutes slip away? Written by
The space helmets aren't really airtight. When Rodrigo and Sanchez are in the Martian maze and get to the hall where there is oxygen, they just lift the bottom of the masks, which are just resting on the fabric covering their necks. After Johnson and Baglioni leave the spaceship, Baglioni turns slightly and you can see through the gap in the mask. See more »
It's 298 days since the first manned mission to Mars left the Alpha International Space Station. The spaceship Aries and her crew of 7 men and women from different nations are now going into orbit around the red planet.
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Photos of Mars show canals, rock formations resembling a human face, immense valleys, and weird designs. So, Earthlings (who are all from Spain, which is coincidentally where the film was made) send a group of explorers to see just what it all means, if anything. From the title, it's pretty obvious what happens to these pioneers, when they arrive at the Red Planet.
More of the film seems to occupy itself with character study than a study of Mars. There's a lot of arguing between the marooned crew members, until your ears start to bleed. Luka says three must die, which makes everybody mad, for some reason. As annoying as he is on that issue, his request of a fellow astronaut will prove this clown a total schmuck. One of the funniest lines is Dr. Jenny's rebuke to this gloomy Eeyore goof ball. Just as you've had enough of the mono tonal banter of that "genius" Luka to choke on, the film finally concerns itself with exploring Mars.
The imagery inside the spacecraft isn't bad, and the acting is decent enough. The exteriors seem based on the then recent photography from the Martian surface, and are pretty impressive: an endless desert imbued with a red hue. As the explorers embark on what will probably be a suicide walk, things start to perk up and get interesting. After diverting from a space exploration story to a survival story, the film makes a welcome return to the spirit of wonder that the mysterious Martian world offers. What the astronauts encounter poses more questions than it answers. This is the essential sci-fi approach, and it works fairly well in this film.
This movie may have gotten overlooked in the shuffle of movies about Mars that came out around the same time. It may not have had a budget equal to some of the others, but it stands on its own pretty well. Not a bad way to spend a rainy afternoon.
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