In his follow-up to Interstellar, Matt Damon is once again a lonely male seeking extraterrestrial rescue in Ridley Scott's The Martian. Based on the Andy Weir's bestselling novel of the same name, the film is sort of Apollo 13 meets Cast Away, or Mission to Mars meets Home Alone, for those unfamiliar with Tom Hanks crises. Damon stars at Mark Watley, a crew member on a manned Mars mission that gets abruptly aborted due to storms on the planet's surface. It's like when Matt and Ben somberly drove back to Boston after Disney World ended up having rain all week, but with one key difference--this time, Damon is left for dead and abandoned. The Martian tells the concurrent tales of him trying to survive, his loyal crewmates trying to stage an impromptu rescue mission, and the ground team desperately working to figure out--should the worst occur--whether they could maybe replace Damon with Jeremy Renner. Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan, Donald Glover, Michael Peña, and an extremely concerned-looking Kristen Wiig co-star. Here's the trailer:
In space... no one can hear the legend of Bagger Vance.