ByDaniela Arguello, writer at

A Ridley Scott film starring Matt Damon based on a book written by Andy Weir. It's about an astronaut who is left behind on Mars. Mark Watney must find a way to let NASA know he is still alive and figure out how to survive until the next mission four years!!!

The film doesn't wait to take off. In the first ten minutes you are trapped in a middle of a storm on the planet where there's no oxygen, water, or means to grow food. Mark Watney (Matt Damon) a NASA botanist is hit by debris when trying to evacuate the planet. His crew played by Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Sebastian Stan and Aksel Hennie, think he is dead and leave him behind.

Watney now must figure out how to make the last 30 days supplies of food, and water keep him alive until he is rescued.

I'm gonna have to science the shit out of this.

(Mark Watney)

The film is funny, emotional, and ultimately about the human spirit will to survive and how people come together to help each other.

The Martian jumps in between life on the Red Planet and NASA coming up with a plan on how to keep him alive and bring him home. Giving us an insight of the future of space travel in the years to come.

Ridley found the perfect combination between comedy, drama, and science; And how to make a two hour long movie about a person stuck in a planet interesting, and fascinating adventure.

Compelling characters, visually stunning scenery that will make you want to go to Mars. From the self-published book by Andy Weir to the screenplay of Drew Goddard (Known for his work in World War Z, and Cabin in the woods) to Ridley's Scott vision. This is a must see film of the weekend!

I watched The Martian on 3D. The conversion was pretty good, adding more depth to the visuals, and bringing you to Mars next to Watney trying to figure out how to get out of this mess. Keeping you at the edge of your seat.

As a space fanatic who loved Gravity, and Interstellar; The Martian lived up and surpassed all my expectations.


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