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During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring 'the Martian' home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.
Based on the novel by:
Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Aditya Sood, Mark Huffam.
Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Donald Glover, Mackenzie Davis, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return.
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— THE STORY —
To say 'The Martian' was just "good", is an understatement. It has elements of action, servings of science (points to you if you know your botany and physics), tough decisions, suspense, a healthy dose of humor, topped with a thrilling conclusion. It's darn good story-telling. Read other reviews if you would like a recap of the plot, but there are certain movies where the less you know the better it is, so for this movie, it's a must-watch, that's all you need to know.
There are a few memorable lines and potential catchphrases (as a Botanist, I laughed out loud at the botany zingers), but telling you would spoil the fun. One thing you might take with you after the film is over is this quote: "If you solve enough problems, you get to come home." Another way one could interpret that is: If you can figure out and solve problems in life, for yourself or other people, you'll end up getting what you want. Knowledge is power, so learn as much as you can about anything and everything you're interested in; you never know when it'll pay off.
— 3D —
This film was shot natively in 3D. Compositions were pre-planned from the start and you can tell because every shot makes great use of depth. You'll see depth in the beautiful Martian landscape, HUDs (Heads-Up Displays) are given visual life, and planetary storms will make you feel like you're in the middle of it.
This is one of the must-watch (3D) films of 2015, and a truly enjoyable movie experience. Highly recommended.
*** UPDATE ***
'The Martian' has now won two Golden Globes for:
• 'Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy' (which is pushing it, for the category).
• 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy' for Matt Damon.
It has also been nominated for multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture. I wouldn't be surprised if it won, making it the first ever science fiction film to win Best Picture.
That being said, The Martian is fun and entertaining, and yes, even inspirational. Those who feel they "aren't into science fiction" need to realize that ultimately, this movie (and its original book) are a story about (hu)man's desire to live, when it seems like it will be impossible for him to survive even a fraction of the film. Damon handles the heavy lifting of the title character (Mark Watney) with a deft comedic touch that makes one appreciate just how mentally prepared astronauts have to be in order to potentially handle this kind of crazy, horrifying stream of events and its consequences.
Of course, certain circumstances have to play out perfectly (if he wasn't a botanist, would he have figured out how to potentially survive?), while other bad things seem inevitable in order to throw more obstacles into his path. But even non-sci-fi fans will find the storyline engrossing and will be cheering along for his survival.
This film is fantastic - I've lost track of how often I've watched it by now - and it easily leapt into my Top Ten favorite films. You'll enjoy it, too.