Scott’s movies are, at the end of the day, only going to be as good as their movie scripts.
Due to the fact that he is such a visually-oriented filmmaker, Scott tends to lean into jobs he feels warrant a good deal of design and atmosphere. His 1985 movie “Legend” is an accomplishment of fantastical design, demonic beasts, and spooky music, yet does not have in all other aspects. When he is given a fascinating script-driven idea, however (as in “The Last Duel”), Scott tends to provide the material directly, letting the screenplay and the actors do their work while he busies himself with lighting and outfits.
By this concept, Scott’s 2015 movie “The Martian” is handily the best sci-fi movie he has actually ever made. Adjusted for the screen by Drew Goddard from an unique by Andy Weir, “The Martian” informs the story of a NASA astronaut (Matt Damon) living in the near future who ends up being stranded on the surface of Mars after his crew leaves him behind throughout an emergency situation. Utilizing a good deal of real-world science and engineering, Damon should discover methods to breathe, grow food, and salvage whatever he can to stay alive enough time to be rescued. He’s going “to science the s *** out of this.”
“The Martian” is a movie that celebrates understanding, the sciences, and those with specialized know-how. Moreso, the movie argues that people are naturally geared up with an unbreakable survival quality: excellent humor. Remaining easy going and determined will keep humankind alive. It’s a hopeful, delightful, cerebral, and remarkable film.