ByMatthew Chapman, writer at
Male. Australian. Nerd. Twitter: shuey1984
Matthew Chapman

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

The Martian.
The Martian.

I had no real interest in seeing this movie, I probably would have watched it once it was released to own but there was no immediate hurry.

After the constant barrage of positive reviews and the fact that there was nothing else on, I ended up seeing it at the cinemas.


I left the cinema completely flabbergasted at the movie itself and how much I loved it.

I knew of the impressive cast so I knew it didn’t just focus on Mars but what I didn’t expect was just how much of the film cut between Mars, Earth and in between and how smooth and effortlessly it was done.

The story is brilliant and entertaining throughout but also a lot funnier than I thought it would be. The special fx are awesome and they don’t try to overdo it with what Mars could be like.

Now let’s talk about the cast; this may be one of the best group of actors in a film. Each role, no matter how big or small, is perfectly acted by a range of actors. I was especially excited about my first experience at seeing Kristen Wiig in a serious role and I was not disappointed.

Even the soundtrack of this movie is awesome with artists like David Bowie, Donna Summer and ABBA.

Immediately after seeing this movie, it has made its way into my Top 5 of 2015 and probably also my Top 10 of all time!

See this movie – it’s brilliant.

CHAPPY THINKS that the potatoes may have been made from shit but this movie wasn’t!


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