The Martian, for me Gravity but done even better. That is quite a bold statement because of the success that Gravity saw but for me this movie just seemed to take that sort of story and then added so much more to it.
The movie starts with a team of Astronauts that have made it to Mars and then had to evacuate because of a storm and one man gets left behind. The reality of the whole situation hits Mark that he might not get back to civilization because of the lack of resources to sustain himself until the next scheduled mission to mars. The team that had left him behind and are not aware that he is alive and are feeling guilty for what has happened, and NSSA are holding back that they have found that he is alive.
After some back and throwing, they finally hatch a plan to send Mark supplies and allow him more time to live on Mars behind they can get another rocket up there to bring him back. However, Mark has already worked out that he needed to be more self-sufficient because communication was nonexistent for a bit, and he has already started to grow his own potatoes. As you can gather though there were some more complications and not everything is smooth sailing.
I hear you ask what makes this movie better than Gravity because the balance of comedy and drama was really well done. Every adversity that Mark met it was met with a joke, and the cinema was laughing out loud, but the drama was really well put together as well because there was also tears in the screening. I felt that acting was top notch as well not one person let the cast down.
I would give this movie a 9/10 because the humor was matched with great drama. I really enjoyed the movie and everyone walking away from the cinema couldn’t find a bad word to say against the movie. I would highly recommend you go to see this movie.