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The Martian

Friday 12 February, 7.30pm 

(doors open 7.00pm)

The Martian (12A)

Tickets £6 or £20 family (2 adults + 2 children). Tel. 680607 or
Martian masterpiece is great entertainment

Matt Damon, stranded on Mars, provides terrific
entertainment in Ridley Scott’s best film in years.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. 
But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. 
With only meager supplies, Watney must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. 
Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. 
Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

Brian Viner, Daily Mail: "Damon gives a suitably stellar performance, one that might well be recognised when awards season comes round. It's hard to think of anyone who could handle this part, as a kind of unique everyman, with more aplomb. . . . a fine, frequently funny script by Drew Goddard and a rousing soundtrack predictably including David Bowie and less predictably, Abba — marks a proper return to form. It is his finest effort since Gladiator, 15 years ago." >Read more

Mark Adams, Mirror: "A spellbinding and moving interplanetary adventure that wonderfully veers between thrills, drama, humour and genuine moments of touching emotion, Ridley Scott’s epic new film The Martian has pretty much got it all." >Read more

Mark Kermode, Guardian: "Proving conclusively that it really is all about the writing, Ridley Scott’s most enjoyable film in years . . .Younger viewers in particular will be sent away with renewed (if slightly skewed) interests in chemistry, biology and astronomy . . . Most important, however, is just how much fun Scott seems to be having with The Martian." >Read more