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Watch the Honest Trailer for The Martian, aka “Cast Away in Space”

Remember that movie where Matt Damon gets rescued? If you’ve seen any Matt Damon movie ever, the answer is probably yes. As Screen Junkies’ latest Honest Trailer notes, he’s been rescued from three plights in outer space alone—in Titan A.E., Elysium, and Interstellar. But just in case those weren’t enough, The Martian makes it four.

Damon plays the movie’s title character, an astronaut stranded on the Red Planet, but the Honest Trailer highlights The Martian’s true heroes: math, more math, and even more math. Set in “a world where NASA is suddenly super popular and fully funded” (and where science is worshipped), The Martian’s script sure does feature a lot of numbers. But it also rehashes a plot familiar from Cast Away, and as Watney shows off all of his clever survival tricks using expensive NASA equipment, the folks at Screen Junkies want you to remember: “All Tom Hanks needed was a volleyball and an ice skate.”