During a storm on Mars an astronaut Matt Damon disappears and is presumed dead. The remaining astronauts continue their mission and return to Earth not realizing that their crew member has survived and he's trying to stay alive on the inhospitable planet. Directed by Ridley Scott.
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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. The mass popularity of space-themed sci-fi films as of late has been rather surprising.
The Martianoriginally a best-selling novel by a computer programmer, hit the box office jackpot. Not only does it star Matt Damonbut it has the legendary Ridley Scott at the helm. The premise is simple and terrifying: Astronaut Mark Watney gets stranded on Mars alone by a crew who presumes he's dead.
A clunky framing sequence explains how Burroughs got the story and John Carter's transition from an eerie Arizona cave to Mars is downright clumsy. But once Carter finds himself on the bottom of a dried-up Martian sea, things begin to cook nicely - especially for a year old book by a first-time novelist. Carter is almost immediately captured by a band of green men, Mars's foot, 4-armed answer to the Mongolian hordes.
In astronomyan extraterrestrial sky is a view of outer space from the surface of an astronomical body other than Earth. The only extraterrestrial sky that has been directly observed and photographed by astronauts is that of the Moon. The skies of VenusMars and Titan have been observed by space probes designed to land on the surface and transmit images back to Earth.
In The MartianMatt Damon finds himself once again stranded on a planet alone. But unlike his character in Interstellarwho resorts to cryogenic sleep to stay alive, Damon in The Martian is forced to be inventive and resourceful in order to survive the years he's going to be on Mars before anyone from Earth can get to him for rescue. One way he does this is by growing his own food, potatoes, on which he is forced to sustain for his indefinite future. Eating so little would obviously take a toll on anyone, and by the end of his stay on the planet Damon has lost a shocking amount of weight.
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