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BTDesign Award
Mission To Mars (2000)

Cast: Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Jerry O'Connell, Connie Nielsen, Kim Delaney, Elise Neal, Armin Mueller-Stahl

Director(s): Brian DePalma

Language: English

Genre: Science Fiction


In 2020, a group of astronauts headed by Luke Graham (Don Cheadle) set out to be the first humans on Mars. After they?ve landed, they investigate a strange noise near an unusual rock formation, and an unpredicted storm conjures up a living tunnel of sand that wipes out everyone except Graham. His pals back on a space station near Earth spring to his rescue despite the concern of their stodgy Russian captain (Peter Outerbridge) that in the year it will take to reach him, Graham will likely die. N... [Get complete synopsis]


motleymitch wrote on March 20, 2006, 1:30 pm
Gotta call bullshit on this one.
Kinda felt like 'Stargate' meets 'Star Trek V', but on Mars!
A good cast is wasted here, but

I liked the guy being pulled apart in all directions but the Mars sand twister, and I'm glad Tim Robbins died.
Umm...you see that sand twister rising up from out of nowhere and coming at you? Don't you think you should try and find some shelter or something? Idiots!

Deril wrote on March 20, 2006, 2:27 pm
Thia was SOOO fucking bad. Great cast, but for what?? The script itself was lame, and the actors therefore didn't have much to work with. I almost left the theatre it was that boring and pointless for me.
ps. Gary Sinese is OVER RATED
MasterWoodsman wrote on March 20, 2006, 11:14 pm
Gotta disagree with you guys on this one. I liked it for it was: a sci-fi flick that went over the top.

My favorite part ** SPOILER ** is when Tim Robbins removes the headgear in outer space. Now that's how I want to go!
motleymitch wrote on March 21, 2006, 1:43 am
We can arrange that!

suaveay wrote on March 21, 2006, 5:04 pm
As I udnerstand it, both this and Red Planet were partially funded by NASA, who wanted to judge the public's reaction to finding life on Mars.

Meh. This one wasn't nearly as bad as Red Planet. "Oh, we have this geological survey robot. Careful you don't accidentally boot up its backup hard-drive, which is programmed as an assassin-bot."

Deril wrote on July 17, 2012, 10:34 am
Fuck this bullshit. Was on yesterday and for whatever reason I re-watched about 1/3rd of it and man is this pure garbage. Reading Derek's comments above makes me laugh as the Tim Robbins death scene is probably my LEAST favorite part of the movie. Pure bullshit from start to end. Don Cheadle (who I really like) is so bad here. there is a scene when he finds out that Robbins is dead and gives us a Vader-esque "Noooooo". Awful, Awful, AWFUL!

Last note: I don't know much about Space, but if you removed your Helmet wouldn't your head explode??

Jefferygn wrote on July 17, 2012, 2:31 pm
No, your head would not explode. Rather, gases dissolved in your bloodstream would come out of solution, leading to painful and ultimately deadly gas bubbles running through your arteries (among all sorts of other lovely symptoms...). Think of the CO2 coming out of solution when you open up a bottle of coke - same damned thing!

It's the exact same thing as divers face with "the bends", albeit far worse ("the bends", or "caisson disease", or "decompression sickness" was a leading cause of death among the workers who built the piers/pylons of Brooklyn bridge).

Deril wrote on July 17, 2012, 3:48 pm
Thank YOU professor science!
Papamikey wrote on July 17, 2012, 8:59 pm
Really? If you removed your helmet, there's a chance that your blood pressure would be enough to break the surface of certain thinner membranes of your head - like your eyes, for example - wouldn't you bleed (boiling blood) profusely from these wounds until the pressure equalized. And I would expect so SERIOUS swelling to occur...

I agree it's unlikely going to make your head outright EXPLODE but you will be in deep deep doo-doo.

motleymitch wrote on July 18, 2012, 3:41 am
I just assumed you'd pull a Total Recall. That's pure science, right?
Jefferygn wrote on July 18, 2012, 7:53 am
Mikey - Yes, you're correct. I was just trying to dispell the notion of exploding heads. Yes, localized swelling and bleeding would occur. However, if you were to remove your helmet, presumeably the rest of your body would also be experiencing the same exposure to a vacuum within a few seconds. So, expect also massive hemorrhaging within the lungs, sudden and violent releases of gas from your intestines ("searing gas pain land?!"), and yes, likely plenty of bleeding around the eyes, mouth, ears, and nose.

All in all, a good time had by all.

Papamikey wrote on July 18, 2012, 10:08 am
Speaking of Total Recall - I'm actually INTERESTED in seeing it. Can they make that shit-pile into a respectable movie?

The previews look good - they brought back the 3-tits lady and it has Jessica Biel...

So everything's coming up MILHOUSE!

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