the same colleague who reminded me of Mission to Mars (2000) , the Brian De Palma movie, suggested this second trip-to-Mars based movie, “Red Planet”, also released in 2000.
while re-watching Mission to Mars was inspiring and I watched it twice, watching for the first time Red Planet, was not pleasant at all. It goes to show that the fact that I am so selective and that I miss so many of the movies in cinemas is actually a good thing, at least it was definitely a good thing in this case.
This is a really bad movie, the worst part is the story, which is lame to say the least, and definitely disconnected. The dialogues are terrible and digging a bit deeper i discovered that the writer (or one of the writers) is a ex-navy seals who has written an autobiography to celebrate is past of black ops, extreme “renditions” and other “mischiefs” performed in the name of US “freedom”, US democracy and other US BS of that kind.
i wish i could go back to not having seen this movie, despite Trinitry from Matrix stars in it.