Well then, I usually try to be more topical with my film watching, but we hadn’t seen this film and last night did On Demand. snug in our living room. I do know that it came out in October but am writing this just in case there are a few of you have not yet seen it.
The film is based on a best selling novel by Andy Weir where Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is very conveniently the botanist on the 6 member team on a mission to Mars. Food is scarce on Mars. The conflict begins when Damon is mistakenly left behind when the crew and ship suddenly must leave Mars. This begins the frantic scramble from NASA to first communicate with the stranded astronaut and of course rescue him from Mars.
Sometimes the dialogue becomes “sceiency” but mostly there are humorous touches including jokes and just plain teasing between friends. All in all a touch of humanity.
My goodness, the second space film I have liked. The first being Star Wars. Maybe just as the makers of children’s films now include elements that the parents enjoy since they are the ones who buy tickets and go with the little ones, maybe space film makers are also trying to appeal to woman. Oh, is that sexist?