When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.
The Martian is a 2015 American science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. The film is based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel of the same name, which was adapted into a screenplay by Drew Goddard.
- " When the bits of suspense arrive, they're handled with Scott's veteran expertise and Damon's sensational screen presence. " – Mike Massie
- " [Damon] is supported by a top-flight cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Aksel Hennie. " – Norman Wilner
- " An epic space adventure, a story of one man's determination, fighting for survival in the most hostile environment imaginable, an effects-driven tentpole, a small human story, and much more. " – Brent McKnight
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