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.
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