Humans will probably be walking on Mars before we next see a decent movie about it. From the faux-philosophical MISSION TO MARS to this overblown, ridiculously contrived drive-in flick, 2000's entries are no better than 1953's ABBOTT AND COSTELLO GO TO
MARS. It's 2057, and scientists still haven't found a way to silence hackneyed movie narrators. Commander Kate Bowman (Carrie-Anne Moss) informs us she's heading-up a Mars mission to learn why Earth-sent algae (planted to spew oxygen and establish an atmosphere) is mysteriously disappearing from
the planet. She then introduces us to her shipmates, identifying each by their quirks ("Santen... a hothead, but a fine cop...