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Outer space; cold, quiet, and uninhabitable without a planet. Mars: colder than Earth, not so quiet, and uninhabitable without an atmosphere or water. Or unless you have a habitat to artificially create that then Mars can be home sweet home. Hopefully for more than one person though. Sadly that is not much the case for Matt Damon in The Martian. So, lets strap in, prepare for blast off and be prepared to 'Science the s*#$ out of it.'
The film, written originally by Andy Weir, follows the exploits of astronaut and botanist Mark Watney, left behind and stranded on the red planet. During an evacuation during a dust storm that would render the accent rocket destroyed, Watney is swept away into the storm and presumed dead. Thought to be dead by his crew and everyone on Earth, he has two choices; survive for as long as his rations will last(which will not last anywhere long enough for another planned mission to land on Mars) or use his wits to grow four years of food to keep him alive until help arrives. The plot is nothing short of exciting! It's like watching Apollo 13 but on terra firma. It always kept the audience cheering for Watney as he found a way to survive almost two years on the planet you'd expect to see crawling with little green men. The dramatic moments always made me push back in my seat as every new obstacle arose to keep Watney stranded indefinitely. The characters were all great and vary greatly in style, which makes this film interesting. Some parts of the film sounded a bit too silly for such a serious film, but the tension release was good as it helps you be able to still cheer on Watney with the same gusto as before even in the face of mounting odds.
Effect were stunning as you'd expect. I kinda wonder how much of the film was shot on a massive green screen and how much of actual Earth was in the shots of Mars. Science was mostly believable as I read in an excerpt from the interview with Andy Weir and Adam Savage (of the Mythbusters if you haven't heard of him anywhere else) was that Andy did his best to make the science as believable as possible when he wrote The Martian. He admits some parts are not 100% accurate but by the time he found out it was too late to change. I can admire that part about trying to be as accurate as you can about writing a story. If you want to hear the full interview with Andy Weir and Adam Savage, I got the YouTube video below for your viewing pleasure.
On to the small nitpicks. A few times there was sound in space which is not possible at all. Interstellar was slightly better in that regard for no sound. And some points that were probably addressed in the book but not in the movie was how does some antiquated Mars probe sent up in '97 still work perfectly after being covered in martian soil for who knows how long? And how is that all still able to be powered by modern day batteries without shorting it out? And the rover works too? Slightly unbeleivable, but it works to get Watney in contact with NASA. Another small detail is using decaying nuclear fuel as a heating source for when the martian environment plummets to freezing at night. How safe is that really? Doesn't sound safe, and there is no mention about how well sealed that container is in terms of keeping deadly radiation in while only releasing heat. Though it might be hinted at the beginning of the final act is doesn't work too well.
On a whole I give The Martian a 9.9 out of 10. 1 point off for some comedy moments that might be better not used, stretching the physics of some stuff, and (this is so minor, but work mentioning) one small "F" bomb used at the beginning. Of course that last part I might be super wrong but that is what I remember. Correct me if I am indeed super wrong. Anyways, next film on the chopping block..... it's a draw between The Walk, Everest and Goosebumps. What should I watch? Please, tell me if you think one is better than the other.
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Huh, would have thought I was closer related to Twilight. Oh well, AJ's cool.
My DA Family
squirrel cousin who can't speak Japanese-
Current Residence: Somewhere in Arizona
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock
Favourite cartoon character: Martha -Martha Speaks, Fifi Lafume -Tiny Toons, and Foxglove -Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers
Personal Quote: Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. -Voltair
Where A Bird Once NestedWhere A Bird Once Nested
All of Bricksburg was cloaked in a sea of darkness the beautiful night had brought with the light glow of the approaching dawn just barely starting to show on the horizon. In his apartment, Emmet Brickowski laid peacefully. The Master Builder and his friends had only just finished in destroying the enemy force of Duplo aliens that had threatened the safety of the universe. All was right with the universe once more.
Suddenly came a sound that disturbed the minifigure’s rest. The rhythm of it made him figure it was his alarm clock beeping. He reached out and smacked the top with his clawed hand to silence it. But the sound came back a second later. He smacked it again, and still the sound continued. Emmet sat up quickly and glared at his clock.
“What is with you?” he angrily asked the inanimate object. Then it hit him it wasn’t his a
The Magic Lives On (MSB Story) It was something that really none of her class had ever expected. And really, even though neither of them had ever set foot in her class for the past nineteen years, they had always had secretly worried about this day. It all happened on the morning of September 12, 2012.
Arnold Pearlstein had just woken up from his deep sleep. The young red haired man had been away for the past month identifying the composition of lava flows in Hawaii, and had only arrived back in Walkerville the previous night. He fumbled around blindly until he found his glasses. As he walked past his open closet, a small sentence ran through his head as he looked at a yellow and white horizontal striped sweater hanging from an old coat hanger.
I should stay home today, he thought.
For a moment, he honestly didnt know why he thought that, and then he remembered