synopsis : In the 2030s, the crew of Ares III, a manned mission to Mars, has established a temporary artificial habitat, called the Hab, on Mars, where they are staying for thirty-one Martian days, or sols, and depart back to Earth in their orbital probe. Six sols into the Mars mission, however, the crew is forced to abandon the planet to escape a massive Martian storm rather than risk their launch vehicle collapsing. While evacuating, astronaut Mark Watney is lost and presumed dead as his biomonitor is damaged. With the lives of her crew at stake, mission commander Melissa Lewis is forced to leave the planet rather than risk the launch vehicle collapsing, leaving Watney behind.
I won’t be able to compare it to the book, since I haven’t read it. Usually I prefer read the book first, but I wasn’t really planning to read that one to be honest. This is not the kind of story I’m looking for, you know ? Well. How wrong was I.
I thought that the story wouldn’t interest me. A man, alone on a foreign planet, trying to survive. That’s why I didn’t buy the book. I was more eager to watch the movie, though.
So yeah, indeed, it’s about a man trying to find a way to survive, alone. But it’s such a funny movie ! Watney is such a strong-minded character. He is not whining about his situation. He tries, no matter what, to find a solution to every issue his situation will make him go through. He is a warrior. A really funny warrior. I laughed so much during this movie !
There were also moments when I was grabbing my seat, clawing would be a better choice of word haha ! Because there are moments when you just want to know what will happen in the end.
It’s such a good movie, really. Action, humor, breathtaking moments, you can find all of these in The Martian. And, on a bonus side, the music is really good, too !