Spling’s Galileo Pick of the Week: The Martian

The Martian @ V&A Waterfront (2 Nov)

Alien director, Ridley Scott has gone for a much more scientific space film with The Martian, starring Matt Damon. It’s been accurately described as “Apollo 13 meets Cast Away” as the realism of the NASA lunar misadventure is coupled with the spirit and tenacity of the stranded survivor drama.

The Martian is a finely-crafted film that blends elements from science-fiction across the ages. The Magyver tricks and dexterous genre-mix make it stand out from the crowd as we’re fascinated by the science of our hero’s enterprise, inspired by his optimistic outlook and amused by his cheeky do-or-die attitude. 

This funny and entertaining deep space sci-fi adventure thriller is showing under the stars at The Galileo Open Air Cinema.