Mission to Mars 

Mission to Mars is not a new mission; it's a venture into the heart of boredom with stiff actors, the weakest of plots and only special effects to save it. The best that I can say about it is it's better than Wing Commander. It better be because Wing Commander was one of the worst films of the 90's. Mission To Mars is a failed experiment in my mind. The best comparison I could make is Armageddon with the cast from Deep Impact. It's like Armageddon as to it's action scenes but it's more like Deep Impact in hiring better actors like Morgan Freeman.

Mission to Mars is actually not about a mission to mars, it's about two missions to mars. There is a first team sent to explore the planet and when that goes awry, the second team comes in. That second team has the big name actors in it including Gary Sinise, and Tim Robbins.

The film says nothing new. It's old recycled plot lines, with a washed up script that could have been written by anyone. 

Brian DePalma's latest effort is a movie without heart. The actors are like stones most of the time with the exception of Robbins.

Click Here! [an error occurred while processing this directive]The computer graphics of the ship and and the planet, plus the landscape and sets of mars were excellent but the Buck stops here.  Mission To Mars could have been great; it would have been a great silent film. The scenery and the faces of the actors told the story very well. Although at times, Sinise looked like he was on drugs and something was wrong with his hair. He looked real different.

A nice ensemble cast with no real A-list names. The lead actors in this films are usually supporting characters in other films like Don Cheadle ( Boogie Nights, Out of Sight) and Gary Sinise (Forrest GumpApollo 13). Don Cheadle is good in the film but not near his best which was probally in his prevously mentioned roles. Sinise was pretty bad. Robbins was the one glimmer of hope that drifted away as the movie went on

It is an unexciting and predictable movie with copied elements from a plethora of sources including 2001: A Space Oddessey and Apollo 13 plus a soundtrack of songs that were either from or reminiscing from the 70's.


Mission to Mars is not a good film. It's predictable, unoriginal, not well acted. A film with a good look but a bad outcome.

The plot of the story moves very fast at the beggining, it sounded to me like the actors were speeding through the scene, mumbling the words so no one would the stupidity and unoriniginality spewing from their mouths. It's probably a new method of acting called "plot-hiding". This film should probably have done more of it.