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Fergal Hanks

Roving Mars at BFI IMAX

It is ages since I have been to the BFI IMAX cinema, even though the best screen in the world is on our doorstep.

It is ideal for the real story of how two fabulous machines that try to find the answer to the question, “Could life have existed on Mars?”.

The probes Sprit and Opportunity, were designed to be two mechanical geologists landing on either side of Mars and to look at what was contained within rocks on the planet surface. But the story was also about the people who made the machines. An emotional tale of an inspiring journey to a breathtaking planet on an amazing screen. I was left speechless but full of praise.

I now want to go back and see the 3D films Lions Safari and Deep Sea. I am also looking forward to the new Harry Potter film, the last 20 minutes of which will be in 3D. But before then I plan to tell my friend Robbie, who wants to be a scientist, that Roving Mars is a film he should not miss.

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