19 October 2015

Movie Review: The Martian


Back in July I read the Andy Weir's book The Martian and posted a positive review of that here.
I went and saw the movie today and thought a follow up was warranted.

Ridley Scott has doen a great job with the film adaptation and stayed very true to the book.  At 2hr 22 min he had to cut a few of the challenges that Astronaut Mark Watney faces on the Red Planet, and he added a few scenes at the end which overall I think gave a better sense of closure to the story.

With only one exception, I thought the casting was very good and the characters.  Sean Bean doesn't even die in this movie, which makes a change for him.

Overall, a very good movie.  Read the book first and its even better.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this, Paul. I really liked the book but was wondering about the movie. Thanks I will go see it now!

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  2. See it in 3D. Really enjoyable experience. Cheers

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  3. I think I need to read the book then. Been pondering the movie, but sounds like reading it first would be better.

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  4. Good to know, will have to get the book!

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  5. Great movie. Now I need to read the book. Excellent ideas for Martian terrain if your contemplating wargames on Mars.

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  6. Who was your casting exception?

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    1. Doesn't matter, such things are a very personal perspective

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