On The Martian

I finally got around to seeing what all the buzz was about. Matt Damon is nothing short of great in the movie, although I can’t speak for the scientific accuracy of any of the things done in the movie.

Also, I’d meant to read the book (which I own) before watching the movie, but things happen. Now maybe I’ll go ahead and do that.

Have you seen or readΒ The Martian? Your thoughts?

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19 thoughts on “On The Martian

  1. Movie boring rehash of Robinson Crusoe, vehicle for Mat D. Docudrama.

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  2. I really enjoyed The Martian. It was pretty faithful to the book too.

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  3. I loved the movie. I didn’t expect it to be as funny as it was. πŸ˜‚ Haven’t read the book yet, but I plan on it.

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  4. I’ve read the book and enjoyed it, though I wouldn’t count it as one of my favorites! I haven’t seen the movie.

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  5. The book is quite good. The main character faces some additional challenges that didn’t make the movie. My favorite thing about this story is that it started off as a series of blog posts on Andy Weir’s site and then became a $.99 book on Amazon. Indie Authors Rule!

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  6. The movie was great but the book is better. What a splendid voice the author has created here– the earth-bound contingent is not as interesting. In the last third of the book, I paused because things were stretching my credulity, but then I decided I liked our botanist Mark so much I didn’t care if the action was plausible– I simply wanted to rescue him. So there! The movie stretches even further at the end, but I hope most people make a similar decision to mine, to sit back, turn off the interior editor, and enjoy.

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    • So there were parts of the book you didn’t believe and found them to be difficult to read? If yes, I don’t I think I’ll have that problem since it isn’t a book that sets out to make me believe anything.

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  7. I loved the movie and I loved the book. I thought the movie was a pretty true to the book.

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    • You wrote a nice review and I just said I enjoyed it. Ha! But I agree with much of what you said, especially about the science stuff not necessarily being accurate. I agree. It isn’t a documentary about surviving on Mars, it’s a literary adaptation. Also, I tried commenting on your post, but my app kept going to a blank screen

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