Mini Review - The Martian

The Martian (out Oct 1) is offering light entertainment (e.g. Independence Day) as opposed to an edge-of-your-seat suspense thriller (e.g. Gravity). That’s not necessarily a bad thing… but I was expecting something with a bigger emotional punch given the premise. Matt Damon stars as an astronaut trapped on Mars who has to work with NASA to find a way home. Grade: B-.