The Martian Review

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Based the bestseller book, The Martian is a sci-fi based story, with more science than fiction. The film was done by Ridley Scott and stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The Martian tells us the story of Mark Watney, an astronaut who is left alone on Mars. This happened because in the middle of a mission a huge storm arrives, breaking an antenna that takes out Watney. The storm was about to destroy the spaceship, so the crew decides to leave without Mark because they thought he was dead. After the storm, Mark wakes up and finds out he’s alone and discovers that he will have to find a way to live in Mars for almost 2 years.

In this film Ridley Scott goes back to his sci-fi origins, remembering his two masterpieces Blade Runner and Alien, and creates possibly one of the best films of the year.

The Martian has really good points. Even if one knows nothing about science or astronomy, the film explains in a really good way all the actions Mark makes to survive. For example, growing potatoes with his own poop or modifying a rover to be able to contact NASA.

It’s also a really entertaining film; the audience won’t get bored during the 141 minutes. It has really fun parts for being a movie about a guy that is alone in Mars, and it keeps the mood tense until the end because the movie watchers don’t know if he’ll be able to go back home.

Finally, the best part of the movie is the special effects. They are simply stunning. The effects gives the audience the sensation of being on Mars and all the spaceship animations are really well done. All of the Mars filmation was done in Jordan. I’m sure this film will be in the nominations for visual effects, and I think it will win because  it’s really difficult to match the level it has.

 

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