Film Review: The Martian

DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott STARRING: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Chiwetel Ejiofor USA/UK 2015


There’s been a lot of films lately based on space ships and trips to the outer space. For example, we had Prometheus, Interstellar, Gravity, Europa Report, and so on… All those films had a different and particular approach to space travel experiences.

The Martian is yet another film about space travels, based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, and directed by Ridley Scott – who is not new on these shores (Blade Runner, Prometheus, Alien). His approach of The Martian is charming and amusing. Matt Damon plays the astronaut Mark Watney, who is presumed dead and left behind by his crew in Mars. Damon’s performance is tremendously funny and vital to the whole film, and like Watney calls himself, he’s a “space pirate”.

This is another brilliant and stirring film about astronauts and the outer space.

Words by Andreia Alves

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