Mission to Mars (2000) and Red Planet (2000) were two films that weren’t so fondly remembered in Hollywood. Released only months apart from each other, both films were big flops in the box-office. Despite genuine interest in turn-of-the-century space travel, audiences shunned the limp storytelling and the cookie-cutter characters.
And though the genre of science fiction has recently begun to pick-up again in television and movies, don’t expect these scripts to be referred to in a long while.
Where did they go wrong? Check out the scripts below and see for yourself.