Red Planet

2000

Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller

51
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 14%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 28%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 50966

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Val Kilmer as Gallagher
Simon Baker as Pettengil
Tom Sizemore as Burchenal
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701.11 MB
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PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 46 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 46 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by parasietje 3 / 10

Inaccurate annoying science, combined with predictable plot

The movie has a predictable plot and ticks off all the clichés in the book. However, I want to commit on the "scientific accuracy" for a bit.

A reviewer of The Martian recommended this movie to me, because of its scientific accuracy.

The following is a small list of the accurate points: Rotating parts on the spaceship for artificial gravity // The landing probe // The space suits // The delay for communicating with Earth

The following are the cringe-worthy elements I still remember: Solar storm they had no shielding for whatsoever ? A solar storm like that would have fried _all_ of earth's satellites (Earth is closer, energy dissipation is cubic) // No satellites in orbit around Mars, so they could see what was going on? // All of our electronics are fried, let's launch NOW! (our orbit takes about 8h, so launching 2h in advance would land them about 90* or 5000 km off course) // The "reverse the rock formations from the HAB" trick // The walkie talkie they made from the mini-Rover (real rover is bigger, and where the hell did they get the soldering iron??) // AMEE gone rogue because of an EMP storm (??) // The launch from the Russian probe would have killed the guy (G-forces) // Their orbits at the end match perfectly, both in location (0.3km apart) and speed (perfect match)

And finally, the interface on the Russian probe takes the cake.

Long story short: bad science, horrible plot, but a decent delivery from the actors and nice special effects.

Reviewed by OneEightNine Media 10 / 10

8 out of 10 kinda deal.

This is a pretty good sci-fi space flick. I have no idea why it is ranked so low. Perhaps this film was ahead of its time? Can't say that it is but I am genuinely puzzled as to why people hated it back in the days. Let me check what year this was made. Wow, 2000! Damn - the visuals are on par with the cr#p Hollywood puts out today. The only issue I can see people having with this movie is what's her name's acting, the chick from the Matrix. Whatever. You'll love this film if you are into space oddity epics. It has elements of everything. Final score 7.8 out of 10 but I am rounding up to offset this very misleading ranking of

Reviewed by The Grand Master 3 / 10

Abort the mission. Red Planet was just a pointless and forgettable experience.

Red Planet is best described as a disaster. The movie could have been a moderate success, but the end result was just a pointless and boring journey from start to finish. When you have a cast featuring the likes of Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tom Sizemore, Simon Baker, Benjamin Bratt and Terence Stamp, there would be a chance that this could be watchable. Nope. Not even close. Even the cast could not redeem this poorly unoriginal science fiction movie.

Red Planet centers on a group of astronauts tasked to conduct research on the colonization of Mars in order to save the human race on Earth which is slowly dying. The diverse but equally talented and intelligent group of astronauts include Robby Gallagher (Val Kilmer, Batman Forever), Kate Bowman (Carrie-Anne Moss, The Matrix) Ted Santen (Benjamin Bratt, Law and Order), Chip Pettengill (Simon Baker, The Mentallist) and Bud Chantillas (Terence Stamp, Superman II), as well a military robot named "AMEE" (Autonomous Mapping Exploration and Evasion) which has been brought along to guide them through Mars which was a clichéd version of HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). As you guessed it, the mission goes awry when they crash land and they find themselves stranded and fighting for survival. How predictable and unoriginal.

Val Kilmer has seen better days and Red Planet was something that he would rather forget. Carrie-Anne Moss was riding high after the success of the mega-blockbuster The Matrix (1999) and this would not have helped her career. Tom Sizemore is more suited to tough guy roles and he looked out of place here. Benjamin Bratt and Simon Baker were just typecast and their characters didn't have anything going for them. Terence Stamp has always been reliable in a majority of his movies, and I strongly felt that he was not at fault here.

Red Planet was just boring and uninteresting from start to finish. It could have become interesting or even improve, but the movie just blew every chance. You could be forgiven for thinking that this was another rip off of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) with the similar plot and the artificial robot. Regardless, the end result is poor, and it had nothing going for it. It doesn't even hold a candle to Stanley Kubrick's classic. The ending, while merciful, was also pathetic and it was just tacked on as a band aid solution to finish off the movie.

Red Planet was a box office flop that received many dismal reviews from critics and audiences alike. It also cemented a spot as one of the worst movies of 2000. Everything about it was dismal. And not even the cast could redeem the movie. While it didn't put me to sleep, I just couldn't wait for the movie to finish.

Save your time and don't waste your money. Red Planet was certainly a forgettable experience.

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