Friday, October 16, 2015

The Martian (film)

After some bad Mexican food, Sharon and I went to see The Martian in 3D at the Century 16 Theaters at Greenback. I had finished reading the book earlier in the week.

The film is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Matt Damon. The film features Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in supporting roles.

Although it simplified most of the scientific plot points, the movie did a solid job of translating the book on to the big screen. The screenwriter did choose to cut three of the book's major plot points from the second half of the film. Additionally, they monkeyed with the ending. While I don't argue with how they cut the book to fit a two hour movie, I think that they should have stayed truer to the ending of the book...

Both Sharon and I enjoyed the movie and recommend it!

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