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How Much Does It Cost To Keep Saving Matt Damon?

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bill-swift - December 31, 2015

Have you seen The Martian? It continues a trope that has been in place since the beginning of Mat Damon's career. Namely, that he is trouble and has to be saved. You'll recall Saving Private Ryan in which an entire platoon is sent to pull him out of action or Interstellar in which a mission is dispatched in part to see if he's still alive. A researcher out of Zurich named Kynan Eng crunched the numbers of what it has cost to save Matt Damon in all his movies and it is substantial. $900 billion, give or take a few billion. The Martian alone would have cost the people of Earth $200 billion dollars. That rescue mission during WWII would have been $100k in back then money.

What I'm saying is that I'm tired of Matt Damon being a drain on the economy. My hard earned tax dollars are mostly what's paying for all these attempts to save him from certain death. What have we ever gotten in return? Bringing down a secret government organization in the Bourne movies? Not worth it. Plus there is the cost in human life. Tom Hanks died trying to save him. Earn this, Matt. 

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