Sunday, November 08, 2015

The Martian (Sci-Fi 2015)

So I finally found time to get to a theater and watch this movie. Was it worth the 2-3 week wait? I'd say yes in that it wasn't a disappointing film, but unfortunately it didn't reach the level of being something great.

The movie's trailer was definitely more dramatic vs the actual film, as it turned out to be more tame and grounded. The plot was interesting and kept my attention the whole way through though. If you compare this film to Interstellar, it's in 2 very different categories. Interstellar, even though unbelievable at the end, was badass and very space-oriented. This one was all about survival on Mars. As I'm writing this, I'm noticing the difference, but I suppose my inner self was expecting a better space film; I guess I like that genre better. Matt Damon performed his part as he normally does, and the long list of supporting actors contributed enough to make the film better. Kristen Wiig was in it and the whole time I was expecting her to say something funny; she didn't.

So although I did enjoy the movie, it wasn't awesome. There were a few reasons for this, but the main one I can think of is that there was no real theme music. Again, I believe I'm thinking too much of space films and how music and sound are so integral to the creation of the ambiance...like Gravity.
Rating - B