I had first heard about the book The Martian by Andy Weir a few months before I discovered that it was being made into a film. I knew then that I had to go and see it! The concept of the book intrigued me so much and I felt that it had so much potential to be a great film!
The last Ridley Scott film I had seen was Exodus: Gods and Kings, and I had been disappointed with it to say the least. There was no denying that the digital effects were impressive, however I had a number of issues with white actors being cast as Egyptians. But perhaps that is a rant for another day.
The Martian is about an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars when his crew members believe him to be dead, and is left to fend for himself with what little supplies he has left.
Matt Damon’s character and indeed the film in general are surprisingly funny!
The whole film was crammed full of suspense from to finish and the surprises kept on coming. One of my concerns was that the ending would turn out to be slightly predictable? But I need not have worried!
I will say that this felt like a really long film watching it in the cinema! I feel like I might have enjoyed it a bit more from the comfort of my own living room, rather than having to change position every few minutes to stop my legs going dead!
However, apart from this, I really have nothing bad to say about The Martian. It was truly heart-warming story that anyone can enjoy!