As far as we can tell, space is really big. This makes it the ideal destination for directors to work their magic before the drum roll starts and the curtains open.
In the cinema scene, movies about space exploration are all the rage. Science fiction and science fact mesh seamlessly in such setups to produce onscreen wonders for fans to ogle at.
Humanity has long dreamt of exploring space. While we’ve not been able to successfully conquer the galaxy and realize our full potential as a race, space movies tend to give us a taste of what to expect once we actually do so.
The different narratives in the movies make for some interesting fodder among fanatics and critics. What was once thought of as impossible quickly become a plausible topic? In certain situations, science fiction turns into science fact. Case in Point? Think of Arthur C. Clarke’s early suggestions on the possibility of using satellites for worldwide communications. When he initially came up with the concept, it seemed like a radical idea, later on, it became embraced by the internet age.
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As alluded earlier, movies allow us to dream. Given our close proximity to Mars, which happens to be the second smallest planet, many Hollywood acts have portrayed characters on the planet.
Now, this is an awesome flick. It’s intense.
The movie can be seen as a story based on survival and rescue. At the same time, it also ticks the right boxes as a celebration of NASA’s space initiative and the wonders of space exploration that lie in wait.
Released in 2015, the movie went on to receive critical acclaim. With Matt Damon starring as the lead role in Andy Weir’s beautiful portrayal of the space exploration, The Martian delivers on both suspense and realism.
After being left stranded on the second smallest planet in our solar system, Mars, Matt Damon is forced to fend for himself as he tries to establish contact with the rest of the crew. We see him grow potatoes for sustenance, as he makes video diaries of his day-to-day missions.
What sets the Martian apart from other space exploration movies is the fact that the lead character doesn’t lose his enthusiasm for exploration despite the hurdles he has to go past. Would definitely recommend checking this out if you haven’t already.
Even though it bombed in theatres, John Carter is an interesting, humorous take on the Edgar Rice Burroughs tales of Mars during the early 1900s. This flick features funny scenes and plenty of amazing special effects that will leave you impressed.
When John Carter (played by Taylor Kitsch) finds himself on the way to Mars by accident, he runs into Thern, a Martian character who he bonds with. Intrigued by the strange lands he finds himself in, he sets out to discover what the second smallest planet in the solar system has to offer.
As per the narrative, the Martians are waging a war as they try to continue to subsist in their dying planet. What’s intriguing about the John Carter is that he develops a liking for his new surrounding so much that he adores it to some degree much more than he thought he ever would. A good movie for space enthusiasts.
As part of the video game franchise, many people didn’t expect Doom to do major numbers in the office. That aside, the movie packs a mean punch in entertainment value, especially if you enjoy partaking in the occasional first-person shooter game.
The story plays out like this, Marines are headed to Mars after they discover that some of their compadres aren’t responding to the radio calls sent out. Interestingly, they don’t employ the services of a spaceship to land on the second smallest planet in the solar system. Instead, they make use of a portal in the Nevada desert to find their way to Mars.
Once at the research facility, they’re very surprised to discover some genetically engineered beings who roam free on the planet. Confident that it was those beings who led to the disappearance of their associates, they engage them in a shootout of epic proportions.
The film can be described as a dazzling space opera. Directed by Paul Verhoeven, the same guy behind Robocop, this movie excels in the visual department with interesting takes of Mars.
Laughably, one scene features characters who start expanding with their eyes popping out of their sockets thanks to the lack of an atmosphere on the second smallest planet. According to Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001 essay on deep space, this is highly improbable. That said, it’s worth remembering that the movie was made in 1990, some 11 years before such revelations were in the public domain.
All the same, Total Recall excels in delivering some action-packed scenes with a storyline to boot. Though Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the film, he’s not up to his usual antics as a superman of sorts. He’s actually a rather clueless character who endears himself to viewers using the sympathy card.
This movie is one of the finest productions about the galaxy ever made. Many people consider it to be Stanley Kubrick’s magnum opus thanks to how the plot plays out majestically.
As viewers are taken deep into various destinations where the space-time continuum is rife. The direction in the film is top-notch, silence is used as a tool to advance how the action plays out.
Many people who watch this film often struggle to put a finger on what the movie represents and what it all really means. The producers behind the film failed to provide any detailed explanation of what the film represents. That was probably a stroke of genius, viewers keep coming back to the film in a bid to comprehend the action. A true beauty.
It’s hard to argue when people say that this is probably Christopher Nolan’s best film to date. Interstellar is set in a future time when Earth is under the mercy of The Blight, an airborne malady that destroys food crops and leaves plenty of dust in its wake.
These hard times force NASA bosses to reignite their search for a new habitable planet. As they explore the vastness of space, they bypass the planets in our solar system and find themselves on the far end of a wormhole that promises a change of fortunes. The film beautifully depicts the concept of time and relativity.
There are countless films which have been made about the planets in our solar system. While most of them are nothing more but fanciful takes on a utopia or dystopia reality, there are a couple of gems that have a meaningful takeaway.
We’re hopeful that our compilation will illuminate the path for you in your quest for the best space movie of all time. By placing some emphasis on our close neighbor, Mars, which just happens to be the second smallest planet, we’ve highlighted that you don’t really have to go too far to get a dose of inspiration on outer worlds.
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