Robinson Crusoe on Mars
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Spun from Daniel DeFoe's tale of the titular character, this sci-fi story involves a spaceship commander, Chris Draper (Paul Mantee) in a similar situation to the original Robinson Crusoe -- but rather than being stranded on an island, our hero is on a hostile planet. Draper, Colonel Dan McReady (Adam West), and a test monkey look as if they are going to collide with a meteor. Draper and the chimp are able to eject themselves from the vessel, but McReady is not so lucky. The two survivors safely land on Mars and figure out how to breathe, drink, and eat on the inhospitable planet. After… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"About as good as any sci-fi adventure film of that generation."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Much beloved - and sadly overrated - by many science fiction fans. . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"The real Mars may be nothing like it appears in this movie, but it sure does make you want to visit anyway."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Altogether too sober, but well made."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Dated on many levels, but the film represents a fascinating slice of scientific history."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Almost distractingly, faithful to the original novel despite its radically different setting, the film is a pleasure mostly because of its vivid Technicolor backdrops."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"Better than expected, and it features brief appearance by the future Batman."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
"A lowbudget and unnoticed sci-fi film that is a gem."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The crucial link between The Ten Commandments and 2001: A Space Odyssey"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"In creating a work of spiritual, rather than physical, focus, Robinson Crusoe on Mars becomes more than just another post-50's sci-fi flick."
‑ Rob Humanick, House Next Door
"Como em tantas ficções B, a Ciência da história é risível; porém, o longa funciona ao desenvolver bem a relação (com contexto homossexual e tudo mais) entre os personagens."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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