Get ready for an out-of-this-world thrilling ride when “The Martian” opens November 26 nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. in (Phils.) cinemas.
plays more as an roller-coaster event picture, but appeals to the smarter, more mature and demanding audiences who tend to turn out for end-of-year dramatic fare. It bridges the gap between effects-driven tentpoles and Oscar-seeking human dramas. No matter your taste, you’ll find something to celebrate here. It’s one of the year’s best films.
The Martian is a great adventure, that while it doesn’t have the depth or epic grandeur of preceding space films (Ridley Scott’s direction and design is minimalist, weirdly anonymous at times), but Drew Goddard’s screenplay is the real winner with numerous laugh out moments and some choice character development, and Matt Damon’s performance as a spirited botanist. For a blockbuster, it is the most optimistic and almost entirely superhero-free, as it takes a village to save one astronaut.
for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) 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. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.