Director Ridley Scott delivered an uplifting version of Andy Weir’s THE MARTIAN, doing the book justice in many ways. Matt Damon makes for a compelling Mark Watney, and even brings a little something to the role that James & Luke found lacking in the novel. The incredible ensemble cast also consists of Jessica Chastain, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Mackenzie Davis, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Kristin Wiig, Michael Piña, and Benedict Wong.
Topics: Watching the extended edition, Barack Obama’s taste in movies, Andy Weir’s surprising phobia, Glorfindel and the Council of Elrond, the challenges of conveying alternate gravity, the surprising definition of Watney’s choice of profanity, the salt-shaker trope, and the potential weaknesses with the changes made to the ending of the story.
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