Roving Mars (2006)
Critic Consensus: Roving Mars is a decent thrill ride even when it starts feeling like a commercial plug for NASA's failing space program.
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Critic Reviews for Roving Mars
Despite audiences knowing the happy ending from the get-go, [director] Butler manages to inject considerable drama.
One of the most educational and entertaining large-format movies ever.
Not having a way to capture images of the machines at work means that too much of Butler's film ... is disappointingly made up of computer simulations.
Capably accomplishes its mission to Mars by blending solid science with sci-fi eye candy.
It's harder still not to root for anthropomorphized Spirit and Opportunity as time and again they perform like whirring, beeping little robots-that-could, far exceeding the expectations of the people who designed and built them.
Audience Reviews for Roving Mars
A nice flashback to the previous 2 roving explorers on Mars. Not the greatest "doc" on the subject, probably relying heavily on being originally realsed in IMAX, but it was still interesting enough to hold the kids interests for 40 minutes and inspire them to want to learn more about Mars.
Saw it in Omnimax. Very impressive visuals and fascinating content. Makes you want to be an astronaut.
Brings you face to face with the amazingly complex rovers and the equally complex process behind their creation and launch. I would definitely suggest this to anyone with a strong interest in the exploration of space.
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