Yeah, I mean, Europa is admittedly pretty small, but there's room for more than just Arthur Clarke on it.
I liked Mission to Mars (the scene with Robbins and Nielsen set to Van Halen's "Dance" = one of the greatest moments in cinema history
). But everyone else seemed to hate it. I think I have an idiosyncratic taste in films.
ETA: seriously, that first tracking shot! Brian de Palma rules you.
I vastly prefer Red Planet
OK, the terraforming plot twist is a little absurd, but it's nice that the big twist was a "science" twist. And the whole plot revolves around an engineering queston ("How many guys can we fit on our improvised rocket?"). I think it's underappreciated.
Edited to say: If only they had not included the "Oh no our robot is crazy" silly subplot. And also to correct title.