Awesomeness. I just saw the movie The Martian over the weekend and I'm so glad I did. I have to thank my wife who was high on this movie from the time it came out. She loved the movie and kept pushing for me to see it. This weekend we watched it. Before seeing it I was thinking instead of Tom Hanks marooned on an island we'd be watching Matt Damon marooned on a planet. While to some extent that is true that is where the similarities end. At this point I'll call SPOILER ALERT just in case. I know the movie has been out a while but still wouldn't want to spoil it for someone. They did a great job with Matt Damon's character. He really does makes the movie. You can't help to root for him. He is funny and doesn't give up. The movie doesn't just center on his character though. There is plenty of screen time for the ground crew and the mission crew that leaves him on Mars when a storm hits threatening the entire crew. Damon's character does a great job surviving and working through all the issues as he prepares for the rescue NASA is working. Like anything that would be this complicated there are issues that help keep up the tension and pace. In the end Damon is rescued and all is good. It is nowhere so simplistic. There is tons in the movie for you to enjoy from beginning to end. They did a great job ensuring folks wouldn't get bored or believe this would this is a plain old "marooned" storyline. If you haven't seen this movie you should and don't hesitate.