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Comment: One gripping, mid-film sequence mounted with the optical dazzle of director Brian De Palma at his inspired best isn't enough to keep this turgid science fiction drama afloat when its third act goes as haywire as the titular space mission. As with many of De Palma's cinematic failures, the central malfunction of Mission to Mars is a script that misfires in tone and fails to pay off in the finale. While a dangerous space walk at the story's midpoint contains all of the flair for suspense expected from the Alfred Hitchcock-inspired director, a limp, even silly climax cribbed from the more successful Contact (1997) invokes howls of derisive laughter instead of the wide-eyed wonder for which the film's producers obviously hoped. A mix of special effects that swing pendulum-like from impressive to cheap-looking and a muddled set-up that obscures character motivations add up to a badly botched and fatuous effort at sci-fi storytelling
By: jito
Checked out at: April 29, 2002
Checked in at: April 30, 2002
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hehe =)
it's always good to make sure everyone gets the tile =P
5 for the...
title ;o}

5+ for the detail

the title
...itself deserves a 5 :)
plus the tile is really nice and clean

good job man
Great tile, but the title is a bit long and the message could be better set in the message area, at least that is my opinion. Otherwise, top quality.. 5!

Re: 5! (hey you!)

check posts here :p