The Martian

When you complain about moving out and living by yourself try and consider living on a planet that doesn’t produce food or water, all by yourself – that’s something to complain about.

 

 

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.

 

 

I don’t mind space films, however I don’t go out my way to watch them as they all seem to drag out a bit whether it’s the classic scary alien in space or sending animals up. Although this film grabbed my attention for the pure fact the astronaut doesn’t turn into a monster nor chased by one. If you’ve seen ‘Castaway’ with Tom Hanks (very much doubt you haven’t) you’ll know it’s a classic; I would relate Martian to that except on Mars and not an Island, only a little further away.