Beginning with a beautiful view of the Red Planet, The Martian never lets up in its quality. Cast, visuals, story; it’s all top notch. Hopefully this signals an upturn for Ridley Scott.
It would all be for nought though without Matt Damon’s staggering performance as Mark Watney. He’s so likeable, cursing everything from the situation to the music he’s left with (great soundtrack by the way). You could feel that everyone wanted him to survive. It’s not often a screening comes together like that.
Human beings can do wonderful things. This story shows it and the film proves it. Wonderful.