Review: The Martian (2015)

Based on the novel of the same name by author Andy Weir, The Martian is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Matt Damon. Stranded alone on Mars after a manned mission crashed into a storm, an astronaut must terraform the planet if he is to survive. With only meagre suppliers, the astronaut must find a way to send a signal to Earth if he is to survive the harsh, unpredictable conditions the Red planet throws at him. Damon is supported by a very strong cast, with Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, and Sean Bean.
The Martian is a thrilling and surprisingly funny science fiction drama. Damon takes this lone role and really does make it his own. The seven-time Oscar nominated actor is funny, but emits the perfect balance of comedy and drama – delivering his dialogue at the most perfect of times. The film brings an apparent truthful adaptation, which I am always for – so will be very interested in reading the novel. A film every science fiction fan will love, and unlike films in its genre, has something for every viewer. Highly recommended.


I am definitely going to die up here… if I have to listen to any more god-awful disco music.” – Mark Watney

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