THE MARTIAN by LOLA TRINIDAD (LOW B2)
The Martian is an American film with science fiction, adventure and fantasy; it´s even even funny. It was well-directed by Ridley Scott and the script was written by Drew Goddard. It’s based on the novel of the same name, by Andy Weir, and unfolds all in the space.
It was shot on location in Wadi Rum, in a place called “Valley of the Moon”, situated in Sourthen Jordan for its dusty and red surface similar to Mars’. Starring Matt Dammon, he plays Mark Watney, an astronaut, in an exceptional performance. It also includes actors and actresses such as Jesssica Chastain, as the main female protagonist or Jeff Daniels as the NASA’S director.
The plot is about how Mark have to deal with all the troubles to survive. A team of astronauts was sent for a mission to Mars, after a strong storm that caused an accident, the astronaut Mark Watney’s crew, left him there, thinking he was dead, but he wasn’t. For surviving in adverse conditions in that place, a planet without life, either water or oxigen, he had to deal with, not only loneliness, but also with basic things or questions like, What to do if his helmet crashed?, or How to create food supplies on a planet that can’t sustain plant life? How to use rationally the water he has.
He created his life system in order to survive. For example he built a greenhouse and solar panels, fertilized the ground with the waste left by the rest of the crew, therefore he can plant the potatoes and they grew up, so he was able to feed himself to go on living. Meanwhile, he tried and got it to communicate to Earth that he was still alive waiting for his rescue.
I strongly recommend it, as it’s an exciting and amusing film. It’s a bit long, but I found it outstanding.
LOLA TRINIDAD MARTINEZ