“The Martian” is one of the best movies I’ve seen in the last few years. It’s engrossing, smart, funny, and, especially at the end, very suspenseful. I think we will hear a lot from this movie during the upcoming award season.
“The Martian” tells the story of a manned mission to Mars forced to leave the planet during a storm. While preparing to board the spacecraft during a ferocious, blinding storm, a projectile hits astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon). The accident occurs with great force, propelling Mark a great distance. In the midst of the swirling dust storm the crew frantically searches for Mark. Fearing for their safety, the crew lifts off from the planet, presuming Mark to be dead. The crew begins their long trip back to Earth.