Movie Review | The Martian (Matt Damon) Friday 02 October, 2015

You ever heard of the term Lost In Space? Well in the new movie The Martian, Matt Damon accurately portrays an astronaut who does just that. Gets lost in space, specifically the planet Mars. What about when you think of a Martian, do you automatically assume alien? When was the last time we made a big deal about NASA or a discovery about the planets? Well in this new film, you get to see Mars in a way that has never been explored from a realistic point of view on how to survive if you are stranded on The Red Planet.

Synopsis: 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 a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover. (via


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My opinion: First of all who doesn’t love Matt Damon? I think he did a wonderful job in his portrayal of a deserted astronaut in the middle of Mars. This movie taught me a lot actually. I don’t remember the last time I even thought about space and the duties of an Astronaut. what I learned is the high intelligence it takes for an astronaut to be in space, it’s not a joke. They have to be highly intelligent and I see why all the months of training is important now because of an emergency. Mark (Matt Damon) gets stranded on the planet of Mars, which no you will not be seeing weird robots or aliens…its a destitute undeveloped planet with nothing but land and lack of oxygen. The planet also has no water, and it was very interesting to see how Matt willed himself to survive with limited amount of food and lack of communication with NASA. I loved how Mark, despite his dramatic and very serious and scary situation being stranded on Mars, he was always his own comedic relief. He lightened up the film a lot with his sense of humor, as he navigated his way to survival on another planet. It shows you that astronauts have the agility and quick thinking skills of military people and that this is a profession that should be well respected. I surprising enjoyed The Martian as I was engaged on how NASA figured out how to bring him home!

In Theaters Today!

The Martian will be released in movies theaters across the nation Oct.2nd! 


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