Sobering versus humanistic
Everest and The Martian
Last updated 11/14/2015 at 4:22pm
Between "Everest," and the "The Martian," the movie-plex this fall seems to be full of films about places where the tiniest mistake can result in almost certain death. If Hollywood is trying to convince me to never leave my couch again, they're doing a pretty solid job. The two films also give us an opportunity to meditate on the human spirit, and our place in the vast universe where we live.
"The Martian" is set in an apparently not-that-distant future, where everything is exactly the same as right now, except people have set foot on Mars. When a team of astronauts are surprised by...