“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.”
I love Ridley Scott, and no matter what you think about some of his most recent films, he is undeniably an amazing director. However, you don’t ever think of his movies as being “feel good” ones. The Martian really is however, a genuine feel good movie. It has a star studded cast to boot, and beautiful if some what understated directing. This movie is really less Castaway in space, and more a cross of that and a movie so uplighting i can’t currently think of one. This movie at its core is really about the human spirit and the will to survive. It also really promotes the idea that tragedy can and does truly bring people together. It really is such a nice change of pace, from the recent trend of films, even the very good ones. Really and truly The Martian is just one of those movies that should be seen, and will have you leaving the cinema with a big smile on your face and contentment in the entertainment of what you just saw.
Review Score : 9 out of 10