Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain
Not sure what Hollywood has about rescuing Matt Damon but it seems to be working with this Science Fiction instant classic by Ridley Scott and Andy Weir.
Left behind on the planet Mars during an emergency evacuation, NASA discovers astronaut Matt Damon is still alive and once contact is made the biggest and most intelligent rescue mission in history gets underway.
The science and technologies that are explored in the movie are incredibly believable and NASA probably aren't that far off one day achieving it. Now that they have found water on Mars, all we need to do is send up a few buckets of potatoes. Too easy.
Watching this in 3D is amazing. The Martian landscape takes your breath away and throughout the whole film you really feel Matt Damon's isolation. It's scary. Just imagine that first moment when he wakes up to find he is alone on Mars.
This really is a clever film that takes it's time and doesn't over do it with the Hollywood stuff. Some science fiction films can over do the science and put everyone to sleep but this finds a balance that works well. You might even learn something along the way.