There’s juss something about Matt Damon. Who doesn’t love Matt Damon? Well, if Matt Damon gets stranded on Mars, you root for Matt Damon to do whatever he needs to do to survive and get off Mars. That’s what happens in Ridley Scott‘s movie version of Andy Weir‘s 2011 novel of the same name. Humanity gets a little screentime to root on Matt Damon, but for the most part, we’re stuck with the rooting from the people who got him stuck there in the first place – his fellow astronauts who thought he was dead and left him there for dead, the NASsholes of NASA back on Earth looking to solve this PR nightmare as soon as possible, and the engineers who are trying to actually solve the actual problem, actually. If any of these non-Matt Damon people in the movie were the ones stranded on Mars, we’d probably be rooting for them to have their faces explode (Jeff Daniels being my leading candidate)
This movie is great. Not Ridley Scott Prometheus great, but it’s close! It’s like it, but there are no aliens. People love aliens, cause they scare us. Martian didn’t need aliens, but it wouldn’t have hurt to have them. Martian was > than Interstellar, which was awesome itself, but suffered from a lame ending, and Martian feels more real and realistic than that other movie with a stranded Damon, and Jessica Chastain in it. Martian was also ten zillion times better than Gravity, but mainly cause I wanted Sandra Bullock AND George Clooney to be lost in space 9ever and I didn’t get my wish
So how you like them Martians, eh?? Very much so, thank you!
Verdictgo: Breast In Show
The Martian is currently orbiting at a theater near jews
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…