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The Martian: Sciencing the Movies

Though maybe not with a lump of plutonium as a space heater...
Honestly, the idea of exploring Mars in this is as appealing as anything in the film. (from gadgets.ndtv.com)

The Martian has been out for a week, and it looks like it’s not just a box office success but a big one. It’s just what’s deserved for a film that marries Ridley Scott’s visual genius to a clever and intelligent (not the same thing) script, delivered via Matt Damon’s leading-man charisma and a stellar supporting cast. As popcorn entertainment, it’s the best thing since Mad Max: Fury Road (which, okay, wasn’t that long ago, but that will become an actual classic).

(Some, but not too many, spoilers below.)

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