The Martian

In my opinion one of the best science fiction of the past decade. The reason I say that is because I can watch it again and again and I find it enjoyable even though I know what is going to happen. I find that extremely ironic because it’s basically a guy getting stranded on a deserted island all by himself and how can that be interesting? Well, Tom Hanks managed to do it in Castaway. Matt Damon finds a way to do it here.  Hanks talks to Wilson where Damon talks to his video diary, which is almost more interesting than him talking to someone else because it’s interesting to find out what he thinks and how he feels. This review is about what makes this a sci fi thriller. Let’s take a look at the conventions and see how they use them to make this story so interesting.