Movie Review: The Martian

Movie Review: The Martian

What would you do if you were the only one who was left on Mars? How can you survive in such an unwelcoming environment? If you are interested in the aforementioned questions and want to explore more, I would like to recommend a movie “The Martian”


The Martian is an adventure sci-fi movie directed by Ridley Scott. The story was adapted from well-known bestselling novel about an astronaut of NASA named Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon. The movie told about Mark’s life on Mars and NASA’s effort on helping their crew.
At the beginning, Mark was presumed dead after he had got an accident from terrible storm on Mars and was left behind by his crew. However, he has survived and got up lonely in dreadful Mars.

martian-gallery14-gallery-imageAfter recovery, Mark realized that he’s going to die soon due to lacking of air, water and food. He only had food supplies for one year, whereas NASA help from millions miles away would take more than a year. Thus, he decided not to give up and try to survive on Mars. Mark had to use all of his science knowledge to survive until NASA get him back.


martian-gallery13-gallery-imageFortunately, he is a botanist, therefore, he can find the way to grow potatoes by using feces, and preserve them as a food. Mark collected so many existed facilities and reinvented it as a tool to communicate with NASA. Eventually, he can connect to the earth using the old pathfinder, a communicating device that was sent to Mars since 1990s. Mark planned to modify the vehicle to take him to the thousand-mile-away point where the spacecraft has been stored. If the plan succeed, NASA will send the team to get him back in time. However, there were so many unexpected obstacles. One of the most critical event is the explosion of his hub that was used to live in and grow crops. Even it was a disaster for Mark, but he never gave up. He repaired the hub and continued working as he planned.


If you want to know more about how Mark survive and if NASA can get him back, you can find the answer in The Martian. It is one of the best movie that shouldn’t miss.

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  1. I agree. This is the movie that should be watched. It’s fun!

  2. I really love this movie <3

  3. Good review of this great sci-fi flick. The book is even better as it goes into more detail about all the puzzles he has to solve to live another day.

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