by way of Buena Vista
Disney and Mars actually don’t combine, how a minimum of three blockbuster-sized initiatives revolving across the purple planet have catastrophically flopped. Don’t be stunned if the Mouse House by no means even mentions the fourth rock from the solar ever once more after what occurred with sci-fi journey Mission to Mars, animated catastrophe Mars Needs Moms, and fantasy folly John Carter.
While the latter has embraced cult basic standing in the end, the identical can’t be stated for the previous, which has as an alternative largely been misplaced to the cinematic sands of time. That’s fully truthful on one hand when Mission to Mars might solely earn $111 million on the field workplace on a $100 million funds, making certain that it ended up firmly (if a contact paradoxically) within the purple.
Not solely that, however a 24 % Rotten Tomatoes rating and 30 % consumer ranking doesn’t paint an image of an underrated gem, however fairly an outright disappointment. And but, Mission to Mars has began re-orbiting the realms of relevancy in the end, with followers on Reddit exhibiting a shocking quantity of help for the movie.
Directed by Brian De Palma and that includes a strong forged that numbers Gary Sinise, Don Cheadle, Tim Robbins, Jerry O’Connell, and Connie Nielsen within the lead roles, Mission to Mars focuses on the primary manned mission to the titular outcrop within the far-flung and unimaginable way forward for… 2020.
Cheadle’s Luke Graham finds himself stranded with none manner of contacting Earth, however the subsequent rescue mission discovers that Mars is probably not so uninhabited in any case. The visuals are undoubtedly gorgeous at common intervals, however saying that Mission to Mars doesn’t get the appreciation it deserves would maybe be a bridge too far.