The best movies move me. They give me chills, make me cry, make me angry, keep me riveted at the edge of my seat. The Martian did all of these things. It's a great story, brilliantly acted by Matt Damon. The story definitely grabbed me for its science/geek angles, but the story works without the geek angle. I have to confess that some of the chills I got were because it was so cool to see a protagonist become a hero because he's smart and embraces challenges using science.
There's politics, international intrigue... It's a great package. This is science fiction, but it's really not that far fetched or out of the range of the possible. If the neocons and neoliberals who have squelched space exploration so we could pay for endless wars and the military industrial complex they support could be removed from influence, humanity might be able to get back to the inspiring, invention blasting space exploration that we did so well at fifty years ago. This movie should be a real help in inspiring people to support NASA and other space programs. It's definitely worth seeing. I liked the 3-D, though it wasn't the kind that screams at you. For me, this was the best Sci Fi movie I've seen since Avatar.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.
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