The Martian

The Martian is one of the AFI’s 10 best movies of 2015.

This is based on the novel by Andy Weir (and fun fact: four of the 10 are based on books) and it’s so good! I haven’t read the book yet but I definitely want to.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Matt Damon gets a Best Actor nomination (I should see The Danish Girl tonight, and right now I think Eddie Redmayne may get the Oscar again).

I thought I’d enjoy this movie but I didn’t think I’d like it as much as I did.  It’s very clever and surprisingly funny.  And Matt Damon does a great job–he’s not on screen as much as I thought he’d be (there are plenty of scenes back here on earth and with his crewmates in space) but he still does most of the heavy lifting.

Recommended.

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