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Better than average sci-fi fare,
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This review is from: Red Planet (DVD)
Red Planet has flaws (many of the plot twists are fairly predictable, some of the science is screwy), but overall is a pretty good value pick. Kilmer's wise-cracking "space janitor" is a character we can care about, Sizemore provides good counterpoint, and Moss is an eyeful. The problem-solving aspects of the plot lift it above the morass of most sci-fi; the characters actually use math and old Mars probes to try and save themselves, and ANY movie that features realistic, scientific approaches to solving problems is OK in my book. I teach science in a public high school, and actually use some clips from the movie to illustrate problem solving. This is not high-art science fiction, but neither is it campy or schlocky; Red Planet has some intelligence and wit, which makes it pretty good in my book.
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Initial post: Mar 7, 2014 4:26:57 PM PST
Alaska Computer Tech says:
Movies (unless stated as documentaries) are about entertainment. What's more important than nit picking the technicalities of the movie is the story, the characters, and the emotional impact it had on a person. We can all find technical flaws in movies in our given profession.
Did you like the movie? What did it say to you? What was the story about in your words? These are the kinds of things we look for when we read other peoples' reviews.
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