Writers: Drew Goddard (Screenplay); Andy Weir (Book)
COMMENTS: This is a magnificent film, a tribute to the indomitable spirit of a man to survive under impossible circumstances. What I love about this is the harmonious mix of science with spirituality. Mark Watney (Damon’s character) is a botanist who uses his knowledge of science to overcome all the challenges of being alone in an alien planet which is absolutely unsustainable for humans. His scientific self knows he’s dead already, but his spiritual self refuses to surrender hope or faith in the possibility of a miracle. Matt Damon is excellent in portraying all the vulnerabilities of a doomed victim, and, in fact, acting is excellent all around. The premise is a brilliant homage to scientific knowledge, and now I’m wishing I had paid more attention in science classes.
IMDB Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3659388/?ref_=nv_sr_1
TAGS: Mars, Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Krisen Wiig, Sean Bean, Jeff Daniels, Ridley Scott,