Friday, 2 October 2015

The Martian: The adventure of stranded pirate Blonde-beard

Ok i'm going to preface this with this is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Really it is. If you are going to see one film this month for god sake let it be The Martian. It's pretty perfect.


So brief synopsis slash plot outline. So Mark Watney (Damon) and his crew of which Chastain is the leader (HELL YEAH) are harvesting samples on Mars when a storm is reported and they have to do an emergency evacuation. During that evacuation Watney is knocked out presumed dead and left behind. He isn't. He then has to survive, start his work on growing plants on Mars and find a way to to get home. With the help of NASA, the Jet Propulsion Lab and Donald Glover (so important that he was there, I love him).
look at this pretty as heck screenshot.
Also and I'm not always the biggest fan of 3D in film but the 3D was perfect. At  some points I swear I coulda reached out and touched the sand or grabbed the rocks. It was so cool. It felt very real as well. When he was cold you gelt cold etc. I have to be honest Damon was perfect for the role. He was funny and charming yet he got angry. Whilst people were trying to paint him as the all american hero he was getting to grips with things like he might die out there, that we alone for months. When he started swearing at NASA it was sad that Kristen Wiig's character and the boss were more concerned that others could read it.
Also this movie just has the cast keeps on giving honestly the more it goes no the more people you recognise and think oh its him from that thing i watched once. It's great.. I mean Chidlermass from Jonathan Strange and Mr Norell was in it, Anderson from Sherlock, Chiwetal Ejiofor, Donald Glover I mean it wa nuts. It was a veritable who's who of people you recognise from stuff. As well as the lovely Sean bean (spoilers he didn't die).

So basically go see The Martian. It is is one of the best films of the years, Damon pulls a blinder in this and Chasten adds some serious steely nerve to the role. Ridley Scott appears to have got back into his stride and it is glorious. Also Disco music.

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