The year is 2045, and the earth is so poisoned with pollution that humankind needs
a new planet (that I can believe, and believe you me, it is one of the few plausible
ideas in the movie). The first manned mission to Mars is sent out in a spaceship
under the leadership of commander Bowman (who, incidentally, is a woman - so much
for "manned" missions!).
For a few years now, scientists have been trying to make the red planet compatible for humans by trying to get it to produce oxygen. When oxygen levels drop without explanation, the mission, which includes trained....