The year is 2020, and the first manned mission to Mars, commanded by Luke Graham (Don Cheadle), lands safely on the red planet. But the Martian landscape harbors a bizarre and shocking secret that leads to a mysterious disaster so catastrophic, it decimates the crew. Haunted by a cryptic last message from Graham, NASA launches the Mars Recovery Mission to investigate and bring back survivors. Confronted with insurmountable dangers but propelled by deep friendship, the team finally lands on Mars and makes a discovery so amazing, it takes your breath away.
With such a stellar cast and Brian De Palma directing plus a score by Ennio Morricone this had blockbuster stamped all over it, but we turned it off after 20 minutes. From the get go the script is clunky and stilted and the storyline plodding. It got to a point where the actors were delivering their lines with such boredom it was as if they had a gun to their heads. I can't remember whey I clicked on it to rent it, I'm amazed I didn't notice the RT rating. One of the reviews said that things get a bit cool and scary later on in the film but we were just not bothered enough so hit the EJECT button.