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Roving Mars

Roving Mars
Roving Mars
Roving Mars
  • G
  • 40m
  • 2006
Fresh71%
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Action. Drama. Anticipation. Exultation. Experience it all as you join the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity for an awe-inspiring journey to the surface of the mysterious red planet. Through the eyes of these two intrepid, state-of-the-art rovers, and with NASA scientists and engineers at your side, you'll see Mars in a way no one ever has before. You'll feel what it's like to stand on the startling surface of the planet that's intrigued mankind for eons. ROVING MARS -- It's the ride of a lifetime.
© 2006 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

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Fresh71%
Critics Consensus: Roving Mars is a decent thrill ride even when it starts feeling like a commercial plug for NASA's failing space program.
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Common Sense Says
NASA sends robots to explore Mars in IMAX docu.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the stunning visuals of Mars' red surface may attract younger viewers, but much of the 2006 documentary Roving Mars focuses on scientists' technical efforts to create the Mars robots, making this a better bet for older kids. Descriptions of trial-and-error planning, building, and testing, then launching and landing do eventually lead to the excitement of collecting data communicated by the two robots that roamed Mars' surface for years. Kids interested in space exploration will love the photographs taken by the robots, but note that much of the film is made of computer-generated animation, allowing realistic glimpses of what take-off and landings looked like. The film was originally designed to be shown in IMAX theaters.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary, Shorts
  • Release Date:January 27, 2006
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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