Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) 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 meagre supplies, Watney must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.
This was really good. I think it would be cool to be on Mars. Mark Watney was really smart to figure out a way to survive. I would have tried but wouldn’t have known any of that would have saved my life. I liked Sean Bean and Matt Damon in the movie. I like both of them as actors. I wonder how long he was up there. Space time can be so confusing and a lot different than Earth time. Even if he had died,why wouldn’t they have taken him back for a funeral? They left him there. I thought it was even meaner for Nasa to not tell his crew that he was alive until they contacted him. They made them believe he was still dead which is unfair. I wonder if he missed being on Mars though. I probably would. I mean at first being there would be scary but if you’ve been there so long I would probably miss it. I really liked the Iron Man reference in it. That was kind of funny.