Once again, Hollywood has deemed it necessary to go off and rescue Matt Damon. And once again, it is astoundingly amazing. The Martian is about an astronaut stranded on Mars after his comrades think he’s dead – and the incredible story of the adventure they went through to rescue him. Much of the film is Damon talking to himself (recording log entries) as he strives to turn a food supply designed for a month’s exploration into over a year’s worth of food and water. Whereas the movie Castaway gets too caught up in the mundane at times, The Martian is quickly paced with suspense at every turn. Everything that can go wrong to Damon does, and you won’t really know if Damon will make it until the very end of this fascinating motion picture. In my personal opinion, the writing of this film is great, and the main characters are simple yet complex. This is the rare science fiction film where the special effects are kept at a minimum, and like all good science fiction films, this is about the characters. It is a movie that makes us look up at all the stars at night and try to imagine what is really out there in the universe that is still unknown. There are three reasons that I think make this a great movie. Firstly, the picture. It is breathtaking how real Mars looked and you could almost believe that this film was shot on Mars, other than the fact that it would take between 150-300 days to get there and about $1 trillion. Next, the acting. Matt Damon did an excellent job acting the part of being distress and being positive at the same thing while being stuck on a planet that is completely deserted. Lastly, the plot. I was never bored while watching this film and I always wanted to find out what was going to happen next.
Here is my rating system. After reviewing every movie, I will rate the movie out of 5★ and out of 100 to let you know what I think of the movie.
5★(95-100): It’s an absolutely great movie that I would recommend to everyone, and definitely one worth watching.
4★(80-94): It’s a good movie that I would still recommend, but it’s just not exactly at the very top.
3★(70-79): It’s a movie that’s better than average, but still has its ups and downs.
2★(51-69): This movie is definitely under average. This movie is hard to enjoy and the director of this movie probably wasn’t even trying to make a good movie.
1★(50 and below): This movie is just complete utter bullshit, so much so that it makes me angry that I even watched it. The director of this movie was just drunk. This is the type of movie that will make you question your ability to pick a good movie. Instead of buying these types of movies, just donate your money to charity and you will be better off anyway.
My rating for The Martian is 4★ and 94.
Altogether, The Martian is a very good film with a few things that don’t make sense, but still definitely a must-see film. The Martian was my favorite 2015 movie.
*I am new to movie reviewing, and I hope you enjoyed this review. I am open to all constructive criticism, so please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!*