Over the weekend Ridley Scott‘s stranded astronaut adventure The Martian took home two big prizes as the Golden Globes were handed out in in Beverly Hills: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical and Best Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical. Now, obviously The Martian isn’t a musical (duh) so that makes it a…comedy? If you say so, Hollywood Foreign Press Association!
In light of the big win, we’re counting down the funniest moments from the film, which (in case you haven’t seen it) can basically be described as an extraterrestrial Home Alone in which Matt Damon takes over for Macaulay Culkin—only instead of having to worry about scrounging up enough change to pay the pizza guy and fending off two burglars with the combined IQ of a toaster, Damon’s character must contend with rationing his food to avoid starvation and fending off certain death, which awaits him around every corner. LOL, right? Here are the 13 scenes that made us laugh the hardest:
13. That time his crew was sure he’d been killed in a terrible storm
…so, they made the heart-wrenching decision to leave Mars without him.
12. When he almost dies after his space suit is breached
Extra laughs come when you realize what patched up the tear: his own congealed blood!
11. DIY surgery a.k.a. flirting with sepsis
10. The second time he almost dies after attempting to burn hydrogen to produce the water he needs to grow food in his own feces
Really funny stuff.
9. Watching Damon’s character wonder what will kill him first
Will he run out of food, run out of air, run out of water or will his habitat be breached and then implode?
8. Oh, and that part where NASA bigwigs back on earth decide they can’t rescue him due to budget constraints
7. What if you don’t get to watch your kids grow up?
Hahahahahaha! Hahah! Hah! Heh….
6. The laughs his crewmates have about the whole “leaving Watney behind” prank they’ve managed to pull off
Eat your heart out, Ashton Kutcher.
5. The crushing loneliness
4. That thing where taking your next breath depends wholly on whether or not you can manipulate duct tape while wearing gloves
Damon is a master of physical comedy.
3. The ever-present threat of death by dehydration on a planet with no potable water source
2. The way you realize, over the course of the movie, just how tiny and insignificant each individual human being really is within the context of the universe
1. Just being really, really terrified for Damon’s character
Like, all the time.
Hilarious stuff! Just hilarious…
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