The Martian is nothing if not practical. As it tells the story of astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon), who has been abandoned on Mars, the movie spends little effort wondering “what it all means.” Watney doesn’t waste time pondering life and death or his place in the universe. Rather, as he says, “You can either accept that (death) or you can get to work.” The Martian watches him work. Upon gaining consciousness after miraculously surviving a massive storm system,…  [more]