Mission to Mars ★★★★½

“Have a great ride, Jim.”

It’s not always about the destination OR the journey. Sometimes it’s about what comes after and how we deal with it. Brian De Palma at his most empathetic. A touching tribute to the importance of connections with the people we love, even in the furthest voids of space. 

We often hear about movies being ahead of their time, but MISSION might be beyond its time. If this had played with the crowds of even a decade prior (I think 50-60 would’ve been the sweet spot), I have to imagine this would’ve been a major hit. It’s not a beloved classic by any means, but it’s beloved to me.

Please watch this movie so you can listen to me and the boys of Chasin’ Statham discuss it. Thanks to Logan and Greg for bringing it to my attention.