I wasn’t all that invested in the book, which I read when it was first released, so I didn’t go into this movie with many expectations. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the movie, although it did have some flaws in the execution.
Overall, this was a better film than I was expecting! I think it played out a lot better on screen than it did on paper, perhaps because I just didn’t connect with Carey’s writing all that well.
I couldn’t remember all that much about the book before watching this movie, but as I was watching bits and pieces started coming back to me. I didn’t have high hopes but I actually really enjoyed it. I even cried!
I came out of the cinema a little bit stunned, to be honest. Throughout the entire movie I thought I was going to pass out, and by the end I was kind of floating around like a ghost. I didn’t think this movie was going to top part one, which is my favourite of the four, and I was right. But only just.
The Martian has probably been my favourite read of the year so far. Yes, even over Queen of Shadows. It’s that good. So when I saw the trailer for the movie I analysed the fuck out of it. I was sceptical, to say the least. I wasn’t entirely sure Matt Damon was the right choice for Mark Watney – aka my future husband – and I didn’t know if the writers and director would get the humour. Plus, the trailer implied that Mark was married with children. Bro. But – and it’s a big but – I LOVED IT. FIVE STARS. MARK WATNEY 4 PRESIDENT.
I came out of the cinema crying. I had to go and sit in the bathroom and pull myself together, because I just loved the entire thing so, so much. Matt Damon was awesome. The humour was awesome. The supporting characters were awesome. EVERYTHING WAS AWESOME.
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