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 Hermes has a rotating joint to connect the stationary center hub with the rotating spokes and rim. Such a joint would be very complex, expensive and a high risk of failure. Also, it makes navigating the inside of the spacecraft harder for the astronauts because they have to catch a moving spoke. If the center hub was fixed to the spokes and rim, the astronauts would just turn with the hub and they wouldn't notice it. They could then just turn into a spoke that's not moving. Such a superfluous joint would never exist on a real spacecraft. 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 »
The Martian is a science-fiction film about an astronaut on a mission with his team on Mars who due to an unfortunate storm gets left on the planet alone while struggling to survive and get home.
I had a great time watching this film. Usually movies in this genre can be quite clichéd but The Martian was a very fresh take. It was at times both bleak and intense, and yet somehow still managed to find comedic relief. The acting was superb and a lot of the shots of the sparse terrain of Mars really helped give off that feeling of being alone.
Mark Watney (played brilliantly by Matt Damon) is an interesting character and even though he faces some very dire circumstances followed by self-doubt, he never stops fighting to make it off Mars alive. It was great watching him science his way out of all of his problems, even if most of the science was probably not realistic or accurate (I'm not a scientist of any field so I wouldn't know).
This movie uses both practical effects and CGI to create it's settings and environments and the quality of both were absolutely exceptional. The movie really makes you feel like you're on Mars.
Every now and then you watch a movie that you were expecting nothing from and it ends up being one of your favourites. I can gladly say that The Martian is one of those gems.
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