Watch: Red Planet 2000 123movies, Full Movie Online – In the near future, Earth is dying. A new colony on Mars could be humanity’s only hope. A team of American astronauts, each a specialist in a different field, is making the first manned expedition to the red planet and must struggle to overcome the differences in their personalities, backgrounds and ideologies for the overall good of the mission. When their equipment suffers life-threatening damage and the crew must depend on one another for survival on the hostile surface of Mars, their doubts, fears and questions about God, man’s destiny and the nature of the universe become defining elements in their fates. In this alien environment they must come face to face with their most human selves..
Plot: Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.
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|5.7/10 Votes: 58,185|
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|34/100 | MetaCritic|
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_Red Planet_ has so much going on, and it doesn’t have control of any of it. Not a single actor fits their character, except possibly Carrie-Ann Moss, who spends basically the entire runtime too benched to really count as a character in 99% of the story anyway.
_Final rating:★★ – Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._
Here comes a billion dollar campfire. At least it’s good for something.
The second of the Mars based box office bombs released in 2000, Red Planet is maybe – just maybe – worth a revisit by some who were irritated by it back on first viewing. Once knowing that this is not going to be some action packed alien movie, that it’s a survivalist drama that tips its hat to 1950s sci-fi schlock, that cares about its characters, then there’s a decent popcorner experience to be had here.
This is not to say it’s a genius entry in the sci-fi pantheon, because it’s not, the same problems still exist; Terence Stamp is woefully under used (seriously they could have got any low paid character actor to play his role), some things either don’t make sense or are left unanswered, and of course it still drags in the middle as the boys chatter away on Mars whilst Carrie Anne-Moss is up at base station fretting and suffering erectus nippleus.
Yet there’s fun to be had here, some nutty science marries up with nice photography and splendid set design, and the makers know what sort of picture they want to make. Where Mission to Mars sunk under the weight of its own pretensions – trying to go all elegiac and important, Red Planet nudges and winks and asks you along for the ride. So get on board and take it for what it is, a pretentious free zone with good human drama at the core. 6.5/10
Mars in 2000
What a perfect rivalry this film has with Brian De Palma’s Mission to Mars. Two films coming out in the same year, set on the same planet, with the same production values and featuring casts of equal talent. While both movies also feature numerous scientific inaccuracies and stupidities, each has something different to offer. If you are looking for mystique, try Mission to Mars, but if you want action or thrills, then go with Red Planet.
Set in the mid twenty first century, Earth is dying, and humanity has turned to Mars as a potential replacement. An unmanned terraforming experiment has been attempted (according to the introductory narration) Months later, it appears to have failed, so a group of astronauts are sent out to investigate. They are surprised and excited to discover not only breathable air but the existence of life on the barren cold red world. When their space craft shuts down however, not only are they stranded, but they become threatened by the malfunctioning of their navigator droid ‘Amee’. These few individuals must survive to carry the news back to Earth which proves that man can live on the Red Planet.
I think the story works decently as a nifty sci-fi thriller. Mars in this film looks quite convincing, because the terrain closely resembles the photographs taken by the Pathfinder in 1997. The color scheme is made up of browns and tans, rather than the over saturated red from Mission to Mars.
Ret Planet was received better than Brian De Palma’s movie, and I can see why. Although neither of them are examples of great filmaking, I would recommend them both.
A really great film!
Looking at the other comments i think people really have a hatred to sci-fi films at the mo. I know that Mission to Mars was bad, i’d be the 1st to admit that……but that doesn’t mean that all other sci-fi films are going to be bad. Last year we had Pitch Black which i thought was okay………and we had Red Planet.
Red Planet came with a reasonably large budget, a really superior cast to Mission to Mars and absolutely great special effects. The main story line in itself is not ground breaking, but the sub plots within the film give the film its real grip!
A crew of 4 astranauts and 2 science officers agree to board a mission into building a new home on mars through the aid of making it a breathable atmosphere through the aid of planting algae.
Then in comes your usual suprises, the spacecraft that their in hits critical conditions causing them to land on Mars earlier than they wanted to and therefore building a storyline of what they are going to do to get back to earth.
The sub plot involving the crews relationship between pentigill who was a last minute choice for the mission is excellent. Simon Baker plays the character excellently and you never know wether to trust him or hate him. The special effects on the robot AMEE were outstanding aswell, this created the suspence part of the film.
I gave this film 9/10 because i love sci-fi and i thought that it was well acted and had a really decent storyline.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Antony Hoffman
Writer Chuck Pfarrer, Jonathan Lemkin
Actors Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tom Sizemore
Country United States, Australia
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,917 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji F-CP 3519D)