Christmas on Mars
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The film takes place during Christmastime on Mars, as the colonization of the Red Planet is underway. But, when an oxygen generator and a gravity control pod malfunction, Major Syrtis and his team fear for the worst. Syrtis hallucinates about the birth of a baby, and many other strange things. Meanwhile, a compassionate alien superbeing arrives, inspiring and helping the isolated astronauts.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Warmth and humor, Flaming Lips calling cards, are nowhere to be found."
‑ Joan Anderman, Boston Globe
"It's mainly pregnant with pauses that too frequently suck all the fun/oxygen out of each scene, like some art-film parody."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"This mostly black-and-white, dreamlike yuletide fable does possess its own dorky DIY charm."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Many rock bands have a moment when they flirt with cinema, but the best efforts are...endearingly ragged projects, destined for cult status. For the Oklahoma group the Flaming Lips, that movie is Christmas on Mars."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
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