Heres a look at some of best, or just wildest, space movies of all time. The latest mars probe, insight, is intended to analyse seismic activity on the red planet by drilling under its surface. Astronauts, and their robotic dog amee autonomous mapping evaluation and evasion, search for solutions to save a dying earth by searching on mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry. Released on november 10, 2000, it was a critical and commercial failure. An american scientist contacts mars by radio and receives information that mars is a utopia and that earths people can be saved if they return to the worship of god. Red planet mars rpm is one of the few scifi feature films.
Red planet mars 1952 cast and crew husbandandwife scientists peter graves, andrea king pick up a pieinthesky tv message supposedly from mars. At the time the angry red planet was produced, black and white film cost less than color film and processing. As the camera finds the destroyed camp, the view switches between various anglesviewpoints from around the camp. Missions have been seeding mars with atmosphereproducing algae for. Meanwhile, peter got to be in killers from space and beginning of the end. Its slightly slow in places and its certainly no the day the earth stood still 1951 or the thing from another world 1951 in terms of classic status.
Befitting the red planet s bloody color, the romans named it after their god of war. It has a very thin atmosphere made of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and argon. With peter graves, andrea king, herbert berghof, walter sande. The red planet was a very entertaining movie for three reasons. From the goofy to the terrifying, filmgoers have been traveling to the red planet since the early days of the film industry. Landing on mars will be one of the most dangerous and rewarding space missions. Like earth, mars has seasons, polar ice caps, volcanoes, canyons, and weather. An epic journey around mars one circuit, from dawn to dusk reveals the red planet as youve never seen it before. Vintage scifi movies 6 movie collection killers from space. We ourselves might become the life on mars should humans choose to travel there one day. Red planet mars 1952 drama, scifi full length film youtube. A mccarthy era anticommunist, prochristianity picture, it is overburdened with.
Red planet mars has the reputation of an awful movie, an outright dog. The solarpowered vehicle has been in continuous operation for years and serves. The red planet mars is a product of a worried hollywood reacting to this persecution. One of the main issues with landing humans on mars is figuring out how to slow down so the vehicle landing doesnt. Chantilas tells gallagher that it is all right, as he got to see mars for the first time. For the obvious reason that media executives recognize it as an uncommercial white elephant, it has never shown up on an authorized dvd or bluray.
Heres what the nasas latest probe is doing on mars. Red planet mars is a film directed by harry horner with peter graves, andrea king, herbert berghof, walter sande, year. These views would be impossible to take from the cameras on mars1. Welcome to mars take an astounding look at the red planet in an interplanetary adventure that begins with the whiteknuckle landings of the mars rovers spirit and opportunity, chronicles months of frustrating setbacks and elating discoveries, and captures the gripping drama and the breathtaking images of the most significant mission events.
Mission to mars landed tim robbins, gary sinise, don cheadle, jerry oconnell, and connie nielsen, while red planet nabbed val kilmer, carrieanne moss, tom sizemore, benjamin bratt, simon baker. Red planet is a 2000 science fiction film starring val kilmer, carrieanne moss, tom sizemore, benjamin bratt, terence stamp, and a robot with a bad case of multiple personality disorder. It is based on a 1932 play red planet written by john l. Red planet 2000 c sdg the best scene in red planet is the actual arrival on the planets surface, a landing sequence not quite like anything ive ever seen in any other movie honorable mentions to indiana jones and jackie chan for having come the closest. Even if mars is devoid of past or present life, however, theres still much excitement on the horizon. Read about the red planet mars dvd and browse other dvd movies. The former had an abysmal box office performance so it will be interesting to see how red planet fares. The film was directed by roland emmerich who conceived it as a hardedged live action feature. Red planet would have been a great 1950s science fiction film. Overview of red planet mars, 1952, directed by harry horner, with peter graves, andrea king, herbert berghof, at turner classic movies. The red planet mars, named for the roman god of war, has long been an omen in the night sky. Rather than invasion where the atheist carl sagan had jodie foster make contact with carls god a benign newage consciousness, the writers of rpm imagined contacting mars and maybe the. With the arrival of red planet, the most formidable frontier of traditional science fiction has now been dumped on by hollywood three times in a row. Shining as a big red dot in the sky, many ancient cultures saw.
The only orchestral cue, alone is a rather quiet and calm piece of music that honestly feels a bit out of place given the rest of the album, which is filled. Befitting the red planets bloody color, the romans named it after their god of war. Mars pictures of mars, the red planet pictures cbs news. The planet is approximately 143 million miles from the sun, which it orbits every 687 earth days. Red planet mars 1952 our economic system is a shambles industrial production shot to blazes our entire civilization collapsing about our heads like a house of cards, and the whole western world going down with us. Nov 10, 2000 red planet would have been a great 1950s science fiction film. Despite its title, and poster graphics depicting a futuristic martian city, the film takes place entirely in a few earthbound settings. There are signs of ancient floods on mars, but now water mostly exists in icy dirt and thin clouds. And in its own way, the planets rusty red surface tells a story of destruction. Considering the premise, its easy to understand why red planet mars received mixed reactions from the critics, ranging from complete bafflement to outright hostility, but the film has been noted for some of its eerily prophetic plot points. May 21, 2019 nicknamed the red planet, mars was named after the roman god of war. Red planet is a 2000 americanaustralian science fiction thriller film directed by antony hoffman, starring val kilmer, carrieanne moss and tom sizemore.
It embodies the kind of nutsandbolts scifi championed by john w. The 1910 movie is one of the more obscure inventions by. With val kilmer, carrieanne moss, tom sizemore, benjamin bratt. Solar days on mars are longer than on earth, with a time of 24 hours, 39 minutes, and 35. The combination of using blackandwhite film for all scenes depicting mars and not needing to produce a film positive lowered production costs for the film. There were two volcano movies dantes peak, volcano, two world war ii movies saving private ryan, the thin red line and now two mars movies. Rating is available when the video has been rented. Oct 19, 2007 red planet mars rpm is one of the few scifi feature films. Films such as red planet and mission to mars are installments in scifi celluloid. In 2056 ad, earth is in ecologic crisis as a consequence of pollution. Val kilmer red planet 2000 with carrieanne moss, tom. Although tim burtons 1996 romp yes, romp is the only way to express what this film is isnt set on mars, it counts because mars is in the title. It is hoped insight will help scientists understand the early evolution of.
Yeah, red planet mars is pretty bad, being stagy, preachy, and maddenly simpleminded. On reseeing the movie over the years, and with the actual passing of the ussr and soviet communism, the movie doesnt really hold up. Red planet mars 1952 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. His brother james arness got to be the thing and play one of the heroes in them. A thoughtprovoking science fiction tale released toward the beginning of the great scifi boom of the 1950s.
Once the crew steps onto martian soil, though, moments of interest are few and far between. Since 2004, the mars exploration rover opportunity has captured stunning images from the surface of the red planet. As the ground team are on their way to the mars base camp, carrieanne moss character is also searching for the base camp via a fixed camera on mars1. Red planet mars is a 1952 american science fiction film released by united artists starring peter graves and andrea king. Rather than invasion where the atheist carl sagan had jodie foster make contact with carls god a benign newage consciousness, the writers of rpm imagined contacting mars and maybe. Balderston and john hoare and was directed by art director harry horner in his directorial debut. I have not seen mission to mars yet, so i cant make any comparisons between this film and that film. Its slightly slow in places and its certainly no the day the earth stood still 1951 or the thing from another world 1951 in terms of classic status, but all in all, its a very interesting film none the less. Shining as a big red dot in the sky, many ancient cultures saw mars as representing a god of. Meanwhile, we still have a lot to learn about this amazing planet and its extreme environments.
This imaginative effort lacks an adept knowledge of the language of film. Red planet, originally screened as the last man on mars, is a upcoming 2020 american 3d computer animated actionadventure science fiction film, based on a short film of the same name about a peaceful home planet which faces destruction from civilization by the displaced remainder of the human race. Red planet was originally to have been released as mars, but the producers changed the title to avoid confusion with mission to mars, released earlier the same year. Red planet is a 2000 science fiction thriller film directed by antony hoffman, starring val kilmer. Read the red planet mars movie synopsis, view the movie trailer, get cast and crew information, see movie photos, and more on movies. In truth, the romans copied the ancient greeks, who also named the.
Husbandandwife scientists peter graves, andrea king pick up a pieinthesky tv message supposedly from mars. One of the most interesting scifi movies of the fifties, i highly recommend checking it out. While the former had an emotionally moving score that didnt quite fit in the film by. Incidentally, president truman, during the election campaign of 1948 called this witch hunt a red herring.
A candidate for the nuttiest scifi pic of all time, this incredible cold war relic rolls out a barnstorming plot in which tv transmissions. Red planet is a 2000 science fiction film starring val kilmer, carrieanne moss, tom sizemore, benjamin bratt, terence stamp, and a robot with a bad case of multiple personality disorder in 2056 ad, earth is in ecologic crisis as a consequence of pollution. So, we have red menace, red planet and red herring. This film uses untapped data from orbiters and rovers to build mars for real and decodes its landscapes to reveal its extraordinary story.
Rpm, like the 1997 film contact, focuses on radio messages as our first form of contact. During the cold war, the only mars movie that could claim any measure of success was war of the worlds 1953. There were many such films created during this time period. Mars is a planet that has fascinated humans for millennia. Red planet mars 1952 our economic system is a shambles industrial production shot to blazes our entire civilization collapsing about our heads like a house of. Other productions of the era fell afoul of the curse. And theres a stab at serious science fiction in the films premise. Earth is rapidly becoming uninhabitable, and mankind is mounting its first manned mission to mars to find out why an ambitious terraforming project to make a new home for humanity on the red planet has gone wrong, with new oxygen levels dropping and sensors going offline. Mars, the red planet, has long been a destination for space movies.1260 832 768 212 233 1269 1494 1131 1471 809 979 19 168 580 465 102 325 1169 1439 1483 58 1247 473 123 1016 14 295 669 944 507 91 1161 526 685 95 840 3 736 1369 645 619 753 142 1321 450 530