The Martian

Plot: Mark Watney is left stranded on Mars after a storm hits and his team leaves presuming he is dead. He must fight for survival with only the limited rations he has remaining. After discovering he is still alive, NASA plan a rescue mission to bring him home.

Year: 2016

Director: Ridley Scott

Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels and Sean Bean.

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Literally the best film of 2015. You kind of go through the motions with this film. The soundtrack makes you happy but then there are certain parts where you feel yourself tearing up. Matt Damon plays the character perfectly. He’s so cute and innocent, you just route for him to survive all the way through. I absolutely loved the soundtrack, it made me want to get up and dance. It doesn’t get boring. That’s what’s so special. You’re hooked and at the end I was nearly standing up with anticipation.

It’s kind of funny and I loved how the character tried to be positive the whole time he was stuck up there and I liked that he talked to himself as well. Matt Damon just brings this character to life. You laugh along with him. You invest yourself fully. I loved the supporting cast as well, they make the main character feel more special. I loved everything about it.

Rating: 8.5/10.

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