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Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Martian: A Movie Review



The Martian

I came, I saw, I cried, if you see one movie this year....yadda, yadda and yadda.   However in this case this was a kick butt movie.  I am cynical about the tomatoes, popcorn etc rating things as I have seen critically acclaimed movies that made me blechh!   This movie is far, far better than what I expected. Matt Damon was great, the plot was very believable and frankly we need something that will unite humanity and keep  us from killing each other.  The final frontier is not a joke.  Frontiers bleed off frustration and tension.  Look at international tensions and racial relations at home and it is obvious we need something to unite us besides tragedy.  The idea of ideology and race intermingled and cooperative is intoxicating and possible.   That is what space travel and science fiction does, it provides HOPE.  It provides test beds for ideas and thoughts.   It gives us a reason to look each other in the eye and say, WE WILL OVERCOME.  I know it is reading a lot  into a movie but watching the movie lit the fire that moved the butt to the computer and forced the fingers to race across the keyboard to deliver this to perhaps a reader or two.  One can only HOPE!

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, membe… More
Release date: October 2, 2015 (USA)
Director: Ridley Scott
Initial DVD release: January 12, 2016 (USA)
Awards: People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie, More

Nominations: Academy Award for Best Picture






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