A Buena Vista Pictures release of a Walt Disney Pictures presentation, presented as a public service by Lockheed Martin in collaboration with NASA, of a K-M/White Mountain Films production. Produced by Frank Marshall, George Butler. Executive producer, Scott Swofford. Directed by George Butler. Written by Robert Andrus, Butler. Narration written by Butler.
Narrator: Paul Newman
With: Steve Squyres, Rob Manning, Dr. Charles Elachi, Wayne Lee…
By RONNIE SCHEIB
Disney enlivens its Imax docu 'Roving Mars,' about robots that landed on the Red Planet, with CGI renderings.
Like many Imax adventures, Disney's "Roving Mars" enlivens the chronicle of an intrepid expedition with spectacular footage of its discoveries. But don't expect to see actual images teleported from space, because virtually all the sparse extraterrestrial footage is computer-enhanced or outright computer-generated. Accuracy alone separates NASA-sanctioned CGI from the Hollywood kind. The saga on Earth, however, where years of work by thousands of people comes down to the wire, resonates with genuine unpredictability. Helmer George Butler correctly gauges his film's strengths, with the search for life in the universe becoming a heartfelt tribute to a couple of robots.
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