Human kind has tried to create an atmosphere on Mars by shooting rockets with algae to the red planet. This worked initially, but when air levels drop, a crew is sent to investigate the matter.
In a story somewhat akin to “The Martian” a part of the crew gets stuck on the planet, trying to survive and ultimately: trying to get off again.
The box says that this is “the best science fiction since The Matrix”, but other than the presence of Carrie-Anne Moss there are not a whole lot of similarities. “The Matrix” is a futuristic spectacle, “Red Planet” is more of a possibly science based stories that are quite popular nowadays.
The film is quite alright too.