The Martian could be the best Mars movie ever made. The Martian was launched in 2015, was directed by Ridley Scott and stars Matt Damon, as the lead actor. The movie is based on the novel with the same title, written by Andy Weir in 2011.
Matt Damon’s character is an astronaut who is believed to be dead and is left on Mars by his team. The movie portrays his struggle to survive and the efforts that are made in order to rescue him. The casting includes other great actors like Kate Mara, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig and Jeff Daniels.
After a strong storm occurs on Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is presumed to be dead by his team and is left behind, who abort the mission and leave back to Earth. Watney is alive though and finds out to be alone on the Red Planet. He then struggles to send a signal to Earth, to let his team know that he is still alive and he uses his creativity in order to survive. Because he is a botanist, he cultivates food and manages to survive with supplies from former NASA missions. NASA and other international scientists and his team make plans of a rescue mission that seems almost impossible.
The movie production began in March 2013, after 20th Century Fox approved that the novel should be turned into a movie. After Drew Goddard turned the novel into a script, the movie production stopped until Matt Damon was chosen as the lead character. In November 2014, the shooting began and lasted for only 70 days. Most of the filming was done in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, where 20 sets were built.
The premiere of the movie was at the Toronto International Film Festival, in September 11, 2015 and was released in the United States theaters one month later. The movie received a lot of positive reviews and became the highest grossing movie of Scott Ridley. The Martian occupies the number ten of the highest grossing movies of 2015 list, with $595 million worldwide.
Other famous Mars movies include My Favorite Martian(1999), Red Planet(2000), Mission to Mars(2000), Doom(2005), John Carter(2012) and The last days on Mars(2013). The Martian has already won a lot of awards, of which the three golden globes are the most prestigious. The movie received Golden Globes for the best comedy or musical, the best actor in a comedy or musical and the best director of a motion picture. The Martian could be the best Mars movie ever made, and the Golden Globes awards it received and the Oscar nominations are the living proof.
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