The second of a series of Mars movies is out, and it is my
great pleasure to say that ``Red Planet'' is vastly
better than ``Mission to Mars''. Of
course, the stomach flu is better than ``Mission to Mars''.
Anyway, I was dreading watching RP since the critics had nearly
universally panned it (with the exception, notably, of
Roger Ebert), but I found it to be an enjoyable film.
It's possible that my opinion was swayed by expecting something
horrible, and thus thinking it was a lot better than it really
was. But I do really think it was a fun flick. Of course, it
did make a few astronomy mistakes! It also got some interesting
things right as well. Want to know more? Then read my detailed review!
As always, with a newly released movie, I place the review on a different
page so as not to spoil the details for people who have not yet