Saturday, October 3, 2015

Speaks Reviews: Ridley Scott's The Martian


Happy Days on Mars (well...mostly)

A Speaks Movie Review

★★★ 1/2 out of ★★★★

The Martian is a really good movie. I can't think of any better way to put it. It is entertaining all the way through, "Lol" funny AND clever, suspenseful when it needs to be, interesting, intelligent, and it is a production at the highest level. 

If my theater experience with this one is any indication, then it appears the opening weekend audiences agree with me. The people laughed and commented (in good ways) and hung on the edge and clapped at the end. As a movie lover, this is a special thing to see. 

For the full review, head over to Pop Depravity

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for your review, Kevin. David and I have been waiting to see this movie, just going by the scenes shown on TV. If you like it, it's gotta be a good movie.

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    1. Thanks for reading. Hope you two get out to see this one. It is really good.

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  2. Good review Kevin! I really appreciated Ridley's approach to this. A nice balancing act between comedy and suspense as you say.

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    1. Thanks, man! He really did a great job. This flick was a lot of fun.

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  3. Awesome, the movie is getting such good reviews! It really looks like a funny and entertaining film I'm kinda glad we finally have sci-fi that is light and enjoyable because Interstellar tired me and Gravity almost made me shit myself

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    1. Yeah. It was high time for a lighter, more hopeful space epic. Ridley delivered. Hope to hear your thoughts soon.

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  4. I'm glad this is good! I started the novel but, for some reason, I just couldn't get into it. I'll definitely see the movie, and it'll be even more fun going into it without having read the novel.

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    1. I've been hearing nothing but good things about both the novel and the movie. We had such a good time with this one. Hope you get to catch it soon!

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  5. Great review! I hope you get a chance to read the book someday, because it's wonderful. I definitely like The Martian over Interstellar and Gravity, personally.

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    1. Yeah. One of my good friends just keeps raving about this book. Sadly, she didn't get to go to the movies with us this past weekend. I won't put any of these three movies above the other. They're about even as far as my enjoyment is concerned. The Martian is easily the most fun.

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  6. Great Review! I thought it was amazing. Glad Ridley Scott has finally made something great, after god knows how long. Matt Damon's best work in year's as well

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    1. Agreed. Really a nice, pleasing surprise.

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  7. I really loved this movie. I felt like it had a little bit of everything. Plus, anything with Matt Damon is good with me!

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