141 Min. | Adventure – Drama – Sci-Fi | September 2015
IMDB Rating: 8.4
Director: Ridley Scott
Staring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig
The Martian Review: The Martian is a story about astronaut Mark Watney is separated from his party following a fierce storm and left behind after being presumed dead. But he has survived and with few supplies, he will have to rely on his own ingenuity to survive and figure out a way to Earth that he is still alive. You can slap Ridley Scott’s name on anything and everyone will go see it. It’s so awesome that you still can go to the cinema today and see a new film directed by the guy who brought us Alien, now that’s freaking awesome. But Ridley can be a hit or miss with the movies that he’s releasing recently such as, Robin Hood, The Counselor and Exodus, Gods and Kings, but Prometheus was pretty good.
Matt Damon plays Mark Watney brilliantly in The Martian and this might actually be the best performance. He’s hilarious, always positive and never gives up even when a lot of things don’t go quite as planned, he always finds away. Also love how Damon’s character can crack a joke there and then even when he’s in this horrible situation, and it made he’s character more relatable and likable. This is Matt Damon finest work as he was terrific in The Martian. Ridley Scott’s directing in this movie was absolutely magnificent and this has to be one of he’s best films in years. The movie isn’t all hilarious as there were some real suspenseful scenes in The Martian, so brilliantly well done is that Ridley Scott mixed the humor and the suspense perfectly together. Nicely done Ridley.
Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Jeff Daniels and Chiwetel Ekiofor were all freaking great in The Martian. Everyone in this movie was great. The writing has to be the biggest strength in this whole movie, because it was clever, funny, never lost attention and it had a fantastic sense of humor to itself. It matched the tone of the movie perfectly as I felt that The Martian needed this type of tone. Overall The Martian is absolutely worth checking out. This is Ridley Scott’s and Matt Damon’s best work in years. It’s beautifully shot, well acted and a entertaining movie.