Here is the premise: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Based on the book by Andy Weir, Ridley Scott does an amazing job directing this phenomenal film. Although there are tons of awesome supporting cast throughout the film (Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Sean Bean); Matt Damon shines as he spends most of the film monologing video transcripts in hopes to connecting with Earth.
This is a very intense film, lot of white knuckle moments that will definitely get your heart pumping; and the special effects are fantastic and very realistic. I was pleased with every aspect of THE MARTIAN, it is well worth the price of admission; and is really awesome in 3-D.