THE MARTIAN (2015) Rated PG-13
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels
Genre: Sci-fi, fantasy, adventure
5-Second Summary: After his crew assumes him dead, an astronaut stranded on Mars must find a way to contact Earth and let people know he's still alive.
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Should you see this movie with a child? Maybe not too young, a spry teenager perhaps who still has time to develop a passion for the stars and everything beyond. There are very few things I find wrong with this film. It's a great cast of people telling an exciting and fun story about a cocky Martian and a determined group of scientists and engineers who tried their best to do their job--excluding Jeff Daniels. The movie does an incredible job at taking a few very complex ideas and simplifying them enough until they can be easily understood by the average human being. You've got a crew whose first choice of a response is along the lines of 'I can do that,' and then they actually tell us how they're going to do it. I mean, that's rare. I remember being upset that this movie was up for stuff at the Oscars because it took the spot of greater films from that year, but I find myself watching this every time it's on.
Shining Star: The entire cast is fantastic. I particularly enjoyed the performances by Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Donald Glover, Sean Bean, and Mackenzie Davis. Oh, and ketchup!
If you enjoyed Gravity, Interstellar, or Mission to Mars, check out The Martian!
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