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Rated PG-13 · 141 min. · 2015

Action/Adventure, SciFi/Fantasy

Director Ridley Scott’s latest is one nerdy-ass science fiction movie—in a good way. In a recognizable near future, NASA sends interplanetary space ships on regular trips to Mars. Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is separated, presumed dead and left behind by his crew. But he survives, and most of the movie documents his ingenuity in gathering and creating what he needs to stay alive. As you get swept up in the story, it’s easy to forget how amazing Scott’s visuals are—he has created a new world onscreen. The film has a few weak spots: Some dodgy cloak-and-dagger elements toward the end strain credulity. But overall, the film delivers what it should. A thinking person’s big-budget sci-fi movie, it’s talky and intelligent. The filmmakers worked with NASA to make the science as accurate as possible. The story is compelling, the visuals are spectacular and the movie even manages to make math exhilarating.

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Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Drew Goddard and Andy Weir
Producer: Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Mark Huffam and Aditya Sood
Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover


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