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Monday 26 October 2015

VIEWED: The Martian

My trailer review for The Martian said:

"The Martian trailer should have stopped when Matt Damon has to be MacGyver to survive.  We don't need to know the politics and challenges around a rescue mission.  All we need to know is that there might be one but Matt's going to do real cool stuff and endure challenges while he waits.  I'm sure the wife will want to see this.  I want to see it, too.  Kristen Wiig looks serious.  That I want to see."

Yup.  The trailer pretty much gives the whole film away - other than the details, of course.
Yup.  Matt does a lot of really cool stuff to survive - REALLY cool stuff.
Yup. Politics and challenges around the rescue mission were better served in the film than the trailer.
Yup.  Yup Kristen Wiig is serious, but even when she's serious she seems dry and funny.

MacGyver on Mars.  With all due respect.

While the film felt slow at times, Matt Damon's banter with the "camera" as he's logging his experiences seems real, charming, perfectly fitting. His performance, the story, the cast, were compelling and quite believable - for me anyway.  That said, the slowish pace did reflect the long ordeal faced by Matt.

Blah, blah, blah...

I love this space movie stuff. As the credits were rolling and not knowing until that moment that it was a Ridley Scott film, confirmed and explained the feeling that this was indeed a satisfying film.

I asked the wife what she thought of it.  She said:  I liked it.  It was good.

PLEASE NOTE: The views of the wife do not necessarily reflect the views of Beerbohmtastic.

In this case, however, they do.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you finally posting again. You have a trove of recent movies to catch up posts on.