The Martian

Year Released: 2015
Main Stars: Matt Damon,  Jessica Chastain,  Kristen WiigJeff DanielsChiwetel EjioforSean Bean
Review Date: December 2016
Last watched: November 2016
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: Bluray

“Science the shit out of this”

See it. That’s kind of all I have to say but I’ll try to stretch it out a bit.

Matt was such a good choice for the main guy. Not only can he carry the show himself just through personality but he’s also got the drama + positive attitude combo that makes what could have been a desolate film into an enthralling one. For me, anyway. I don’t think my wife was as keen but what does she know.

Chiwetel and Jeff as well as Sean and Kristen add a wonderful fun about the on-earth action with Jessica and the crew supporting the story nicely.

As for the plot, script, direction and production – all fantastic. There’s nothing I don’t like except the bit where the only flags being waved are the Americans. Shame the international value was lost there but it’s ignorable. Bad Mr Cameron, bad.

Good for everyone.

BluRay Extras: Tons. I mean shed loads including a sneaky gag reel and so many science bits. Also got a couple of extra movie-world pieces including an ‘after the event’ ‘documentary’. Good job.

Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Three+
Keep DVD?
Yes.
Watch if on TV?
Yes.
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Marry with potatoes.

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