When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting an unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.
Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose two hundred fifty thousand dollars, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City, and comedy follows.
When a mysterious storm kills all but one crew member of the first manned mission to mars, a rescue mission is launched. Once on the red planet, the crew finds the sole survivor of the first mission who informs them that this was no ordinary storm. It was meant to protect something. But what?Written by
One of two science-fiction Mars movies that were first released in the year 2000 and were both partly shot in Wadi Rum in Jordan. The films are 'Red Planet' (2000) and 'Mission to Mars' (2000). See more »
(at around 54 mins) When the crew have exited the ship after it exploding and Woody is flying towards the REMO, Phil looks at his wrist-mounted computer which tells him that Woody is going to overshoot the REMO. However, below the graphic on the right side of the screen, the caption contains a spelling error, reading: "Traget projection and outcome" instead of "Target.... etc." See more »
The genetic difference between men and apes is only three percent. But that three percent gave us Einstein, Mozart...
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Mission to Mars was a good flick. It wasn't great, it had hollywood's usual mix of good science and tabloid junk science. It had parts that were outright hokey (such as Tim Robbin's death when there were at least 3 ways to rescue him) to beautifully executed (such as the micrometeorite/air loss scene). It was a fun film that, yes, could have been done better. But hey, even Private Ryan and The Matrix had their flaws. And as no one ever picks the jewels out of fair films, I think I will. The air loss scene was beautiful. That eerie music in the background, the emotionless computer calmly announcing how much air was left. The crew's hustle to fix it. Absolutely chilling. I loved how the crew drilled and drilled and drilled again for orbital insertion. I don't care how reliable computers get in the future, an astronout will NEVER just push one button and sit back while the computer does all the work. I love how the Martian ship filled with liquid for its flight. Water is incompressible and any human in a ship like that would withstand huge amounts of force. So while M2M is not the finest film in the world, it is a very worthy effort. P.S. PLEASE quit whining about ripoffs in Holywood. I would give $20 to anyone who can find a movie since the 70's that doesn't at least take some of its ideas from a past film!
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