The Martian

2015, Scott Free Productions et al

Yes, bring him home! After some embarrassing failures (including the brown bomb Prometheus), Ridley Scott deserved to have a hit, and this one scored big time across the board. Story, acting, production, effects, scientific fidelity—everything about this film performed flawlessly. My only quibble is with the somewhat incredulous final rescue sequence—which featured a serious scientific blunder—but by this time audiences are on their feet cheering (mentally, if not actually), so it's easily forgiven during the intense emotional relief of the climax.






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