Last week hubby and I watched “The Martian.” I haven’t read the book yet. It’s on my TBR pile, but my pile is getting bigger and bigger and my days are getting busier and busier. Sigh. I’m sure you know how that goes.
Anyway, I’m not into Sci-Fi, but this movie caught my attention. The thing that I liked about it is the fact that this situation isn’t out of the realm of possibility. It was believable. That’s one of the things I don’t like about Science Fiction, some of it’s so way out there it’s hard to believe in the possibility of the events even happening.
Not only did I like the story line, I also liked Matt Damon’s character Mark Watney. He’s a botanist and he’s left behind on Mars. He’s all alone and the story is about how he manages to survive and how he returns to Earth. As you may have guessed, obstacles come up along with some triumphs and you have to wait until the very end to see if he makes it.
So, if you’re looking for a great movie. I’d recommend it. It’s a science fiction story without a totally “sciencey” feeling to it.
If you want to read the book first. Here’s the cover, blurb, and buylink.
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.
But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
How about you? What movies have you seen lately that you’d recommend? Please leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!