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“The Martian” Ponders Humour and Existentialism

What? Matt Damon is an astronaut again? This isn’t an “Interstellar” sequel right? Thankfully, Damon isn’t the bad guy this time and he’s thoroughly likeable. He’s also trapped 140 million miles from home. Oops. Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is a botanist and astronaut in an international team on a manned mission to Mars. But the mission is jeopardised when a Martian sandstorm comes a-calling, encroaching towards the team’s base of operations with skin-flaying force. Facing the insurmountable threat, the 6-man team is forced to leave. However, the trek towards the spaceship goes awry and Watney is walloped by a flying satellite dish…
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