The Martian

The Martian

DVD - 2015 | Widescreen edition.
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After a bad storm blows across Mars Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead and left behind. Now stuck on a hostile planet he must find a way to signal to Earth and in the meantime, survive on limited supplies.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Branch Call Number: DVD MAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (141 minutes) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in., rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 2.0, rda
NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda

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What would it be like to set up a functioning life-sustaining habitat on another planet? Matt Damon found out the hard way when he was inadvertently left behind on Mars with only a small amount of resources and the will to survive. (Also available on Blu-Ray)

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loonylovesgood Jul 25, 2016

A fine adaptation of the book. I was skeptical of Matt Damon in the role at first, but he pulled it off. Great movie!


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Ephriam
Jun 13, 2019

In my opinion, I thought the movie was done very well. It has been a long time since I watched something that kept my interest throughout the whole movie. The meaning at the end of the movie was also powerful as it describes basic life. A well worth movie to watch.

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SpaceAngel
Sep 12, 2018

What is the big deal about Matt Damon, anyhow? He's a real lousy actor. No charisma at all.

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avocadotree
Jul 11, 2018

Based on the novel by Andy Weir

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allen60
May 30, 2018

A little boring but I watched it to see how it would end.

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uzebdrumz
May 21, 2018

There's enough character development here to bring the audience to the point that you want the protagonist to survive. The compressed timeline naturally leads to several dramatic events occurring frequently. This is literally man against nature & there's not much nature on Mars, so what little nature there is must be revered & maintained.

DPLjosie Apr 27, 2018

Great movie! I saw it in theaters back when it came out and just finally got around to reading the book...which made me want to watch the movie again! Very well done, great special effects, and they did they best they could with adapting it. A few oddball changes from the original that I didn't quite get, but whatev, still a good story.

As is often the case, though, the book is better. And it's such a fast read! Go check it out!

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tenet
Mar 05, 2018

Rated 7/10. This was better than I thought it would be.

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JohnBigDaddyCool
Jan 09, 2018

It was a so-so movie. I liked the concept and that made the film worth it to watch. And it helps that its a Ridley Scott film which never is boring. But definitely not the best work for either one of them

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Derringer
Nov 01, 2017

Dreary Sci-Fi.

Dreary actor, Matt Damon.

Dreary director, Ridley Scott.

All add up to a totally dreary movie-experience with the dreary Martian.

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Good movie. Based off a good book.

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Grecoel
Apr 13, 2017

Mark Watney: They say once you grow crops somewhere, you have officially colonized it. So, technically, I colonized Mars. In your face, Neil Armstrong!

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SunnyDTang
Jul 05, 2016

Mark Watney - "...But, consider this; I get to fly around like Iron Man. Let's go Iron Man."

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jimg2000
Mar 09, 2016

Most of the best quotes are near identical to those from the book ( https://sccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1439133103_the_martian#quotation ) except the film added more earthly material at the end such as Watney addressed the students part 1 of 2:
Welcome to the Astronaut Candidate Program. Now pay attention, because this could save your life.
Trust me, I know what I'm talking about. Let me get a few things out of the way, right off the bat. Yes, I did in fact survive on a deserted planet by farming in my own shit. Yes, it's actually worse than it sounds. So let's not talk about that ever again.

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jimg2000
Mar 09, 2016

Watney addressed the students part 2 of 2.
The other question I get most frequently is... "When I was up there, stranded by myself... "did I think I was going to die?" Yes, absolutely. And that's what you need to know going in because it's going to happen to you. This is space. It does not cooperate. At some point, everything is going to go south on you. Everything is going to go south and you're going to say, "This is it. "This is how I end." Now, you can either accept that...or you can get to work. That's all it is. You just begin. You do the math. You solve one problem... then you solve the next one. And then the next. And if you solve enough problems, you get to come home.

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