Mars! is a visually striking and sophisticated marriage of animation and graphic design created by Joe Bichard and Jack Cunningham at Kingston University. Sound design by Jimi Swells is also quite effective. In light of BP’s destructive behavior, the film can be read as an effective and timely allegory for how oil companies rape and pillage planetary resources without any regard for the consequences of their actions. Or maybe the filmmakers just set out to make a version of Avatar minus all the boring parts.