Movie Review: The Martian

Harrison Welsh ’17

The critically acclaimed and well-casted movie The Martian directed by Ridley Scott, is based on Andy Weir’s novel with the same title, which takes us on the adventure of the survival of the main character (Matt Damon) who is stranded on Mars and is waiting for NASA’s rescue team to arrive.

The most noticeable aspect of the movie is the casting, which brings us actors and actresses such as Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain from Zero Dark Thirty, Jeff Daniels from The Newsroom, and the notorious Donald Glover or Childish Gambino. The high budget is clear through this impressive casting and the incredible detail in the visuals of the backdrops throughout the entire movie. The story line is constantly interesting and easy to pay attention to with its twists and turns and corny but enjoyable comedy, which pops up here and there.

Jack Kililea, a Jr. at Jesuit commented on the film, “It was really cool, Matt Damon is my favorite, and my grandma saw it twice.”  With an incredible and shocking ending this is one of the best movies that has come out this year and is well worth watching.