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VIDEO REVIEW: Is Matt Damon’s “The Martian” a Movie for All Seasons?

Matt Damon portrays an astronaut stranded alone on Mars. Does “The Martian” deserve an Oscar Best Picture nomination?

  • The Martian (2015)
  • PG -13, 141 min, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
  • Opening (USA) on Oct. 2, 2015
  • Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain
  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Writer: Drew Goddard (screenplay), Andy Weir (book)

A film adaptation of Andy Weir’s self-published novel of the same title, “The Martian” traverses the crux of an unfathomable question: If stranded alone on
planet Mars, how would you decide on your fate?

Directed by Ridley Scott (“Thelma & Louise,” “Gladiator”), the film is the ultimate man-versus-nature story. It stars Matt Damon as astronaut Mark
Watney, who is accidentally left behind on Mars by a mission crew led by Jessica Chastain’s Commander Lewis.

Watch the movie review above and find out why “The Martian” deserves an Oscar Best Picture nomination.

Photo Credit: 20 th Century Fox

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