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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Red Planet Mars (1952)

A different sci-fi movie from the 1950's. Chris and Linda Cronyn (Peter Graves and Andrea King) are a husband and wife team of researchers. Their new project is contacting life on Mars with their powerful transmitter. They are brought into the offices of some other scientists who are taking pictures of the surface of Mars. Within a week the ice caps on Mars that are the size of the Rockies have melted and been put into reservoirs. Linda is afraid of what will happen if they keep trying to get answers from Mars but Chris convinces her to keep trying. Eventually they come up with the perfect way to contact the Martians and messages start coming through. As the government begins to crack the codes the messages are released to the public. The stories from Mars cause the economic system of the country to collapse. Soon the government finds out that the Russians are intercepting the messages. Now with national security in jeopardy what will Chris and Linda do about their transmissions?

This was a very intelligent movie. It really makes you think about what would happen here on Earth if their was contact with life on other planets - even if the other life forms were friendly. Even though there are no little green men this movie does not disappoint. If you want a movie that makes you think this one is for you.



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