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Rated PG-13 · 142 minutes · 2015

Adventure, Drama, Science fiction
Imagine Ridley Scott's predicament when, two months before the release of his sci-fi adventure The Martian, NASA informed him on the down-low that it had discovered water on Mars. In The Martian, Matt Damon plays a U.S. astronaut mistakenly left behind on the red planet; forced to improvise, he manufactures his own water by burning the rocket fuel hydrazine to release hydrogen, which then combines with the oxygen in his little laboratory to create condensation. But now NASA has announced evidence of briny water flowing beneath the surface of Mars and wetting the ground, facts that would have been well known to our futuristic hero. These things happen in the sci-fi game, but it's an unlucky break for a filmmaker like Scott—since the days of Alien (1979) and Blade Runner (1982), he's put across some truly fantastical conceits by coating his stories with a sheen of hard science. Continue reading >>


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Official Site: www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-martian
Director: Ridley Scott
Producer: Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Aditya Sood, Mark Huffam and Drew Goddard
Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Donald Glover, Mackenzie Davis and Chiwetel Ejiofor

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