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Conquest of space
Large investments for an enormous task conquer Mars. Cinema or reality,
after all, nothing change because is always a difficult a risky
mission. Who know well these problems is the acclaimed and
award-winning producer George Pal who in 1955 starts this mission, with
powerful means and with director Byron Haskin. The two in 1953 had
given birth to "The War of the Worlds" and probably thinking about this
gem of science fiction, they try again to make a big movie. This time
the inspiration comes from a picture book by William Levy and Chesley
Bonestell and some ideas of the controversial engineer Wernher Von
Braun, who pass from Nazis to NASA.
With a cast of stars (among many Walter Brooke, Eric Fleming and Mickey
Shaughnessy), and an impressive budget "Conquest of Space" tip, quite
all, on the futuristic special effects especially on extraordinary
The beauty of Technicolor should ensure maximum results and the
spacecraft "Wheel", wheel-shaped of course, is very promising. However,
promises are incredibly disillusioned starting since the stratospheric
special effects, that even for the people of the time, show sometimes
several limitations. However, what is worse is that there is an
intellectual history that does not convince. There aren’t aliens,
monsters, virus or whatever, they are not necessary, but there is only
one question at the center of everything: "We have the right to conquer
space? It’s something that belongs to us? Or is something bigger
than us? "Where the bigger is God. An interesting question if the first
one who say it wasn’t the heroic and very experienced commander,
who should rely, as the curriculum, only on science and have in space
missions his only faith.
So with the commander in an identity crisis, an international group of
astronauts (there is also a Japanese who cite the Second World War) who
lives on a ship in orbit "Wheel" leaves for Mars. Among those who are
confident and sees an opportunity for humanity (the Japanese at all)
and the aforementioned skepticism the ship arrives on the red planet.
And there chaos begins between astronauts, those who want to disrupt
and destroy everything and others who wants to go home. Mars is in fact
a pretext to deepen the question on the expansion and evolution of men.
However, a part that doesn’t happen absolutely other.
There is also a useless comic relief represented by the good Mickey
Shaughnessy. He is a fat astronaut, a little 'clumsy who discovers that
his wife betrayal him in a worldwide TV show, when she, like other
relatives, hails from the land her husband before leaving for Mars.
Too trivial for two scientists of cinema as Pal and Haskin.