Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Martian - 絕地救援

The Martian (絕地救援/火星任務) is an 2015 film. The movie stars Matt Damon. The supporting cast include Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Asian cast members include Benedict Wong, Eddy Ko, and Chen Shu.

Matt Damon plays Mark Watney, a crew member of a team that has landed and built a station on the planet Mars. When a dust storm threatens the lives of the crew, they evacuate and head home to Earth. However, during the evac, Mark is hit by debris and sent flying. With time ticking, the crew thinks Mark is dead and leaves. After the storm and the next day, Mark wakes and returns to his station. Can he survive on Mars?

Great movie. Is that enough? No, its a story of survival as any other, just in a scientific way. Set in the distant future, technology of today are seen as old tech and the even older tech comes in handy. The back and forth problem solving isn't too technical and you feel like you're a gecko on the wall of various triage groups. Even though this movie is really about the Martian Mark, it also has lots of story on earth. I'd give it a shot for sure.

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