Brian De Palma directed this science-fiction suspense story. When the United States sends its first manned mission to Mars, hopes are high for new scientific discoveries, but many of those hopes are dashed when the Mars crew meets an unexplained disaster; three members of the mission are killed, and a fourth (Don Cheadle) loses all radio contact with the Earth. A rescue mission sets out to bring back the one survivor; in the process, they discover that Mars may not be a dead planet after all, and uncover some startling evidence about the fate of their predecessors. The rescue crew includes Gary Sinise, Jerry O'Connell, Connie Nielsen and Tim Robbins. The screenplay was partially by award-winning playwright Ted Tally, who won an Oscar for his adapted screenplay of The Silence of the Lambs. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Just goes to show you how people can look at a movie completely differently. Some people loved this movie, some hated it. I have to say it seemed pretty cheesy, their space suits especially, looked like they were made of cardboard, it was pretty lame. Can't believe they talked a lot of wonderful actors to be involved in this film, it didn't help their careers any.....
Me and my husband both love sci fi movies so we decided to check Mission to Mars out. We both liked the story, the effects, and most of the cast. I think it was really well executed even when they met an alien was done well and not cheesy. I believe that any sci fi fan would enjoy this intelligent and exciting movie.
This movie just took #1 for my all time WORST list.
What were they thinking?
BAD BAD BAD acting from an undeniably good set of actors. I could actually see the disgust in their faces at some points as the movie went on. Must have been the very lame script.
The MUSIC was HORRIBLE.....good sci fi's have good music, and this one was terrible. I can't believe i wasted a rental on this one....I would have been better off renting barney or the muppets....no joke.
I can't imagine the dissapointment in moviegoers who actually went to see this on the big screen.....
Made me want to vommit.
I found this a very good film and one couldn't help but see the George Lucas touch. So very well done. I am thinking that there may be a sequel coming some day. My reason is the ending which really was a non-ending or perhaps an unfinished trilogy. At the end we see the survivors split into 2 different directions which leads to 2 untold stories that are related to the original mission. What happens to Jim when he finds his roots? What happens on earth once the survivors tell their story? I personally think this is a must see that will have you thinking
One of the best movies involving future space travel that I've seen, with everything pretty much seeming plausible (at least in an action movie sort of way), until very late in the movie, then it goes into the realm of strictly sci-fi, but very nicely done, with great sensitivity, making it easier to believe- that is, if your inclined to think open-mindedly about such things. And it seems any scene with Sinise in it is a good scene just because he's in it, he has a low key charisma that enhances every scene he's in. This movie's also good if your get bored with take-off and landing scenes - there aren't any in this movie. All of a sudden your out in space "a hundred million miles" away (although I don't thnk that could be right, with sun being only 93 miliion miles away, right?) No footage wasted on a take-off scene, but the way it's done, you don't really miss it - there are bigger stories being told here, and scenes like that would in a way seem superfluous.