Mission To Mars
The year is 2020 and NASA has successfully landed a team of astronauts on Mars. However, shortly after their arrival on the Martian surface, mission commander Luke Graham (Don Cheadle) and his colleagues encounter something bizarre that brings about a mysterious disaster, which decimates the crew. Graham is able to send one hasty cryptic message back to Earth before his nightmare begins.
NASA hurriedly prepares and launches a rescue mission to investigate the tragedy and bring back survivors – if any. Co-piloted by Commander Woody Blake (Tim Robbins) and Jim McConnell (Gary Sinise), a crew of astronauts sets out on a heroic sixth-month journey to Mars. Overcoming insurmountable dangers, the daring crew discovers life on Mars, and a possible explanation for creation on earth.
I found this to be a well-written, well-acted sci/fi action movie. It is not a film about gruesome, anti-friendly aliens chewing up unsuspecting space travelers. Indeed, there are no hostile beings in this film. In fact, there are three positive examples of marriage. However, the film promotes a theory that the life on earth was born by Martians “seeding” our planet. This of course, advances another basis for the theory of evolution. Okay, so if that explains our origin here on Earth, who created life on Mars? Creation – 1, Evolution – 0. The story suggests that life forms may have existed at one time on the red planet. (I guess that’s why the surface of Mars looks like a face.) While the theories explored in this film are not supported by the Bible, we have a clearer reason for not recommending this film — the ten misuses of God’s and Jesus’ name, mostly from one main character. To quote a Bible passage, “Let’s reason together.” Since God’s Word commands us not to use language that is irreverent to Him or His Son, should we support entertainment that takes either name in vain?