PASSAGE TO MARS REVIEWED
“Passage to Mars” is so confusing that a novice audience will shut it off after 10 minutes. But, this documentary feels so real due to being cut from the actual notes of those that undertook the arctic journey. While mixing CG footage of what it will be like to put humans on Mars, we get a ton of celebrity voice-overs to narrate what all this means. As your eyes start to glaze over, you return to the real meat of the show. A team of NASA scientists and other high adventure types are daring to live in the Northwest Passage.
If they can find a way to cultivate life and sustain long enough, then NASA can gather the data needed to keep people alive on the Red Planet. But, the idiots in the crowd might bring up poor Matt Damon. That was a movie, even though it was grounded in hypothetical fact. For 95 minutes, I saw a wildly mixed documentary that feels like it should be able to birth a longer firm series. Scientific endeavors like this deserve our attention. Especially now, given certain elements in power.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1