roving mars

IMAX®

2006

"The best IMAX┬« ever made." — The New York Times

For centuries human beings have gazed at Earth's nearest planetary neighbor, Mars, dreaming of exploring its surface and divining its mysteries.

Now the impossible has become possible. Butler documented the remarkable NASA mission which sent two intrepid, death-defying explorers — Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity — to the Red Planet. Produced with Academy Award®-nominated producer, Frank Marshall (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Seabiscuit, The Sixth Sense), and presented by Walt Disney Pictures, the Rovers send their stunning IMAX images back to Earth.

Narrated by Paul Newman and Steve Squyres (the Principal Investigator of the Mars Exploration Rover Project).

"A 40-minute cinematic hole-in-one." — Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"Out of this world … Seamlessly blends computer-enhanced re-enactments of the robots' doughty travels along the Martian landscape with the actual photos transmitted back to Earth." — Gene Seymour, Newsday

"Breathtaking … An amazing accomplishment." — Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

"A heartfelt tribute to a couple of robots." — Ronnie Scheib, Variety

"Exciting … The special-effects shots … are a delight; … you can't tell where the science ends and the animation begins." — Kyle Smith, New York Post

"Genuinely awesome." — Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"An awe-inspiring spectacle … Bigger than the human eye can suck in … When you finally see the first pictures of Mars, the very fact of their existence ist thrilling." — Grady Hendrix, New York Sun