The Marxist struggle reaches outer space in this fanciful Russian science fiction film from the silent period. An engineer dreams of traveling to other worlds and imagines that a beautiful woman named Aelita lives on the planet Mars. Frustrated with the petty political conflicts that are a big part of life on Earth, he builds a spaceship and travels to Mars, where he discovers that the lovely Aelita really does exist and is Queen of the Planet. However, the realities of political struggle do not escape him.
From: Mark Deming, All Movie Guide