- George Prentice
- Director Ridley Scott and Matt Damon prior to the world premiere of The Martian at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Indeed, The Martian is an emotional story that reminds us that by rescuing those of us who need it most is the surest path toward our own salvation.
“Let’s face it, we can’t do this alone,” co-star Donald Glover told BW. Glover plays one of the many NASA uber-nerds who remind us that science is absolutely cool, and he’s joined by an outstanding cast, including Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jessica Chastain.
“I’m particularly happy that out of a crew of five aboard the mission for this film, two are women,” Chastain said. “And this movie, especially the zero-gravity stuff, is choreographed within an inch of its life. But we’re all in it for the ride.”
“Yes, there’s plenty of humor in The Martian and all of the humor was in the book (the 2011 bestseller was authored by Andy Weir). So we mined that book for some pretty great lines in the movie,” said Damon. “We started with something pretty great. You don’t want to bronze the gold medal.”
Here’s a tip: spring for the extra bucks to see The Martian in 3-D. Rather than throwing images at you to exploit the 3-dimensional effect, The Martian instead uses 3-D to pull you into its story, thus making the experience much more emotional.