“The Martian” Makes Science Fiction Fun with its Huge Dose of Humor

“The Martian” Makes Science Fiction Fun with its Huge Dose of Humor

Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” opens with a real downer. Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left behind on Mars by his crew, believing he’d died in a storm. I almost expected a gross scenario to follow in the style of “Alien” and “Prometheus,” the other science-fiction films by Scott. But, no, happily this movie is a lot more fun than those two films combined.

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