The Martian review

MV5BMTc2MTQ3MDA1Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwODA3OTI4NjE@. V1 SX640 SY720 The MartianSix days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Source: Amazon.com
Director: Ridley Scott

This is the movie based on the book, if you see the amazon links though, they don’t even have a preorder page up for the movie, which is hella weird and the first time I’ve run into this. That weirdness aside, the movie was very well done and absolutely gorgeous, but the story felt rushed and condensed too much for my tastes, which makes me think I might have had a different opinion on both the movie and the book if I consumed them in a different order. There was a fair bit of the story untold, but none of it was really important to the story. I’m going to wait with rapt attention for the blueray to get some of those glorious screenshots, it was that pretty of a movie.


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    Arrow

    Yeah, it’s a shame they cut out the stuff with him living in the rover. But if they had left it in the movie would have been at least another hour long. Overall quite enjoyed it.

    Arrow

    Oh, with the exception of Sean Bean who seemed to just phone it in.

    Arrow

    Perhaps they’ll show some of it in an extended edition on the blu ray.

    theredshoes

    Just wanted to add my pennysworth. Saw this film recently and absolutely loved it. I didn’t get far in my quest to read the novel so I don’t know what made the cut in the adaptation, but imo, it’s his best film in years and definitely in his top 5. It’s probably one of the warmest most human science fiction films I’ve ever seen. Funny, touching, and life affirming. What’s been really interesting in the past couple of years has been the number of ‘veteran’ (ie – in their 70’s) directors, still making fantastic, vibrant, energetic and wildly creative movies.… Read more »