The Martian is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. A movie based off a hit book, the movie was set up to be a great non-franchise hit. But I was worried. I've been burned too many times by too many potential blockbusters. And I've been burned too many times by Ridley Scott.
But fear not! The reviews are now coming in before next week's release. And they are pretty positive.
Rotten Tomatoes is one of my favorite sites. It makes it really easy to see what a massive amount of reviewers thought about a movie. And currently, the reviewers are giving The Martian some good vibes. It is rocking a 94% on the tomatometer while holding an average rating of 7.4/10.
The Critics Consensus:
Smart, thrilling, and surprisingly funny, The Martian offers a faithful adaptation of the bestselling book that brings out the best in leading man Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott.
Here is some of the positive reviews:
Lou Lumenick, New York Post : "The best thing that either Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott have done in years."
Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter: "Damon provides comfortable company during the long stretches when he's onscreen alone, and the actor's physicality makes Mark's capability entirely credible."
Peter Debruge, Variety: "The Martian" should do far more than just make Fox a ton of money; it could conceivably rekindle interest in the space program and inspire a new generation of future astronauts."
Edward Douglas, ComingSoon.net: "A joyous and triumphant tribute to science and the space program that's consistently entertaining."
There is currently 40 other positive reviews as of writing this. There is 3 rotten reviews. And in the interest of fairness , here are those:
Mark Demetrius, FILMINK (Australia): "None of the stylistic elements serves to make for especially compelling viewing; it's overlong and occasionally irritating when it should be moving."
David Jenkins, Little White Lies: "It's a film that would pass the time on a rainy Sunday afternoon."
Jaime N. Christley, Slant Magazine: "The film goes in for the idea of texture and tics and human behavior, but there's no conviction, and no real push for eccentricity."
Well, the bad reviews don't scare me. I will be happily checking out this film when it comes out. What about you?