With Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tom Sizemore, Terence Stamp, Benjamin Bratt
Directed by Anthony Hoffman

Disappointing big budget sci-fi Mars flick with a group heading out there to study it. Why would anyone make a Mars movie unless something's bound to go wrong? Well, what do you know! The ship malfunctions near the planet and they evacuate, the captain staying behind to try and save it. With their air running out, they find the base destroyed. On top of it a droid malfunctions and is in military in stead of navigation mode, stalking them. But, a strange, almost impossible phenomenon on the red planet leads to a few interesting developments, a bit of action, tension and FX, but with such cardboard characters (even Kilmer), it's lightyears away from being a classic. And yes, even the likelihood of romantic tension is present.

2 / C
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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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