Not my first choice for a movie to watch, but legitimately entertaining and funny. I've always been a fan of Steve Carell's comedy, and Tina Fey is hilarious as well. It's about what you'd expect, I think.
It's hard to talk about this film without spoiling things, so here's some more general thoughts:
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, always waiting on the next clue to figure things out. Just when you have things bolted down, the film throws you another surprise that makes you re-think where you stand.
The film also manages to do so much with so little: there are very, very few locations in the movie, and only a…
Jesus... where do I even begin?
I'll start by saying this is only the second Kubrick film I've ever seen (the first being 2001 back in 2008). Obviously this is a far cry from the radical space adventure (which I plan to revisit soon), in a very different, very disturbing direction. The original film was actually rated X due to the immense amounts of violence and sex, but has since been reclassified as R. That alone can probably give you…
After an accident leaves Mark Watney seemingly deceased, his fellow crew members make the decision to leave Mars without him. When Mark awakes, he finds himself stranded on the deserted planet, with a limited food and water supply. He knows it'll be years before the next Mars mission, so if he's going to stay alive, he needs to get to work.
Start to finish, The Martian is brilliant, captivating, and oh so very smart. The movie goes to great length…