The Martian Movie Review

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Mrs. Ginny Farthing’s environmental science class recently watched “The Martian” to learn about how science helps people to  survive.

The Martian is a movie about an astronaut who was stranded on Mars and has to survive for three years while he awaits rescue.

The movie keeps the audience interested with the alternating stories of the protagonist Mark Watney surviving on Mars while the NASA team is headed to rescue him.

The character Mark Watney quickly figures out how to stay alive on Mars by growing potatoes, and creating drinkable condensation/water  by starting a fire.

The NASA team had to figure out how to communicate with Watney; they send radio signals to a camera. The camera then points to letters in a circle that spelled out messages to him. It takes roughly three years to reach Mars from Earth; so Watney did manage to survive until he was rescued.

I recommend The Martian and give it 3.5 stars.