Monday, October 26, 2015

The Martian (film review)

"During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney 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." IMDb

Staring Matt Damon, Sean Bean, and Jeff Daniels, the movie has a good cast.  The plot is simple, Mark Watney has been left behind, can he survive until help can get to him....  The movie is mostly about Damons character and his struggle to survive on Mars, although a drama the movie has plenty of humour to lighten it along the way.  Special effects are well up to standard, indeed better than many, as is the stunning landscapes (was it shot on Mars?... No Jordan mostly, but it bloody looks like Mars to me).

Waynes rating 8.5/10   Well worth a watch

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