Review of “The Martian”

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the-martianThe Martian is everything that Interstellar was not. Believable science fiction. Truly heroic characters. Incredible challenges to be overcome. Drama and politics. The only thing missing is a romance, which, given the story, might have come of as corny, but personally, I’d have gone for it. Still, this may be the best hard science fiction film ever made.

Matt Damon does a great job as Mark Watney, an astronaut who is marooned on Mars. He comes up with ingenious ways to grow food and to establish communications with Earth. In the third act, his crew mates, led by Commander Lewis (Jessica Chastain), defy Nasa’s authority (Jeff Daniels) and mount a rescue mission, aided by their flight director (Sean Bean).

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.
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2 Responses to Review of “The Martian”

  1. Dan O. says:

    Nice review. Exciting, tense, and surprisingly hilarious.

  2. Pingback: My Top 10 Movies of 2016 | Jim's Jumbler

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