Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Martian

I'm a fan of Andy Weir's book on which this movie was based. It has style, wit, action, suspense, and is just generally good.

Ridley Scott's The Martian is a fairly faithful adaption of the book. It leaves out a lot of things, of course, but it hits the right notes, and covers enough ground to do justice to the source material. And, of course, it's pretty - the chief advantage of a cinematic version of a story is the visual immersion, which Scott took full advantage of. Matt Damon does a fine job of acting in the titular role, and that's about all I have to say about this film.

If you like sci-fi films, you should probably see it. If you like sci-fi books, you should definitely read the book.

Performance: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Production: 4/5
Overall: 4/5
Bechdel: Pass (B)
Mako Mori: Fail
What are these?

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