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Roving Mars Reviews

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January 27, 2006
If this is the real Mars, we'll stick with the more vivid depiction of the planet from Total Recall, thank you very much.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 27, 2006
While it does present a series of stirring images of the Red Planet, far too much of the film's already brief (40-minute) running time is consumed by shots of anxious-looking scientists and engineers peering intently at their computer monitors.
January 26, 2006
[P]retty much a big, beautiful ad for NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and so what?
January 26, 2006
... a heartfelt tribute to a couple of robots.
January 26, 2006
The movie is more compelling than exciting with one exception: the kind of rocket blast-off sequence for which IMAX screens were seemingly invented.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 26, 2006
Placing this 45-minute commercial for the space program on overpriced IMAX screens isn't doing so much a public service as, well, business as usual.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 26, 2006
Read no more if you want to grow up to be an astronaut; here are 40 minutes of nonstop robots, spaceships and bright-eyed NASA geeks enthusing about tangles of circuitry and nifty hydraulics.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2006
Manages to present scientific inquiry as an emotional journey, during which two exquisitely designed machines go from being gears and hinges to the embodiment of our best hopes and dreams.
January 26, 2006
[Butler] caught the tense moments at NASA as scientists waited to see whether the robots would land safely. And he got amazing pictures from them of the red surface of Mars pocked with what may be dried-up lake basins and riverbeds.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 26, 2006
Unlike most IMAX films, which have a stately, almost static feeling, this movie has moments as immediate and involving as a feature film.
Read More | Original Score: B+
January 26, 2006
As informative as it is cool to look at, this Imax documentary combines science with special effects that would be the envy of any sci-fi film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 26, 2006
The sad thing is, even for NASA/space fans, a snooze isn't out of the question despite the film's scant 40-minute running time.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 26, 2006
If the mission of Roving Mars is to get us jazzed again about outer space, it's mission: accomplished.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 26, 2006
Why shouldn't the movie be gung-ho about it all? Those plucky little robots, Spirit and Opportunity, have been up there for almost two years now, and they're still sending back dazzling pictures and illuminating data.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 18, 2006
Based on actual photos the rovers continue to buzz back to planet Earth, the CGI landscapes are impressive but the camera maneuvers are ungodly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 7, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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