Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Here's the Best Science Fiction Discovery of the Year

READ MORE: Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' is the Anti-'Interstellar' There is much to appreciate about Ridley Scott's "The Martian," but a lot of it has to do with turning out better than many people expected. The premise — essentially "Castaway" on Mars — doesn't exactly scream for mass approval. Yet "The Martian" succeeds at hitting a series of satisfactory beats, combining hard science with spectacle and a charismatic lead far better than most Hollywood productions made on its scale today. However, its competence pales in comparison to the welcome surprise of another entry in the science fiction genre quietly surfacing at film festivals this fall. Still...

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