News culture A year after The Matrix, this star starred in an $80 million sci-fi film that was completely forgotten
It was just a year after the launch of The Matrix that this star starred in this $80 million science fiction film. Unfortunately, this film was quickly forgotten.
This Matrix star hasn’t only been in masterpieces
After having rehabilitated Event Horizon, the ship from the beyond, the film by Paul WS Anderson, we continue to recommend small science fiction films which did not achieve the expected success. So today, we are tackling the career of Carrie-Anne Mosswho just after appearing in the film The Matrix, decides to join the cast of an 80 million dollar film (which represents $17 million more than for Matrix). We are obviously referring to Planet Red.
In 2050, the Earth is dying, victim of deforestation, pollution and overpopulation. The only solution: colonize another planet. NASA is sending a Mars One spacecraft there. This exploration without apparent difficulty quickly turns into a nightmare… Synopsis via AlloCine
A dream casting and a flop!
Released in 2000, Planète Rouge never had the right to real recognition. Worse, it quickly fell into oblivion, even though it still brought together a dream cast. In addition to Carrie-Anne Moss therefore, who embodies Commander Kate Bowman, the spatial camera also offers to find Val Kimer (Top Gun: Maverick) in the role of Robby Gallagher, but also Tom Sizemore that you have already seen in the series Twin Peaks or in Heat, Natural Killers and Saving Private Ryan.
When it was launched, Planète Rouge received exclusively negative reviews from the press and it did not even manage to recoup its costs. To tell you the truth, at the box office, the film only grossed a total of $30 million, which pales in comparison to the expenses.
If you are curious and want to see this film which has never been unanimously acclaimed, know that the film can currently be rented on YouTube, but also on Canal VOD or even on Amazon Prime Video.