Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney 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 meager supplies, he 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. Written by
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The plot lines of the returning craft's requirement to be perpendicular to the surface of Mars in order to be able to leave the planet and a botanist/astronaut growing Earth plants in the Martian soil were seen before in George Pals Conquest of Space (1955). A space burial scene from Conquest of Space (1955) was somewhat duplicated in Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, who also directed this movie. See more »
In the microgravity section of the Hermes, astronauts exhibited non-ballistic motion while making right turns from one tunnel to another. They shouldn't be able to just turn their bodies in midair. See more »
All right team, stay in sight of each other. Let's make NASA proud today.
How's it looking over there, Watney?
Well, you will be happy to hear that in Grid Section 14-28, the particles were predominately coarse but in 29, they're much finer and they should be ideal for chem analysis.
Oh, wow. Did everybody hear that? Mark just discovered dirt.
Should we alert the media?
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Disco music, which had been a running gag throughout the film, is played during the ending credits. Appropriately, the first song played is "I Will Survive," which features the lyric "And so you're back, from outer space." See more »
I saw this film on it's opening night, with a group of friends from work. The film's beginning drew me in, and Matt Damon's lighthearted humor was quite amusing.
That being said, the formulaic plot, lack of character development outside of Matt Damon's character, and eventually tiring jokes wore me out by the end of the movie. It must've been a decent film, since I did find myself laughing now and then, and I also found myself rooting for Matt Damon. That said, it's a highly forgettable flick, and I don't understand why it's so beloved.
Watch it if you have the chance, but don't expect an incredible film.
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