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The Martian (sort of a movie review)

14 Apr

Last year sometime, I became aware that the novel The Martian was coming out as a movie starring Matt Damon. (I think it’s worth noting here that I’ve enjoyed pretty much everything I’ve seen him in, while acknowledging that he can be an idiot¹)

(Please note that I’m using the teaser trailer instead of the official trailer, simply because I like it better)

Now, while I’m mainly a genre romance reader, I occasionally will read other stuff, if it looks interesting enough, so I promised myself that I would try to read the book before watching the movie (and I did buy the digital version shortly after that post). Unfortunately, I was still in the throes of the reading slump from hell, and the novel still languishes in the TBR pit of despair.

However, a lovely friend made it possible for me to watch (and re-watch) the movie. Here are my thoughts. Continue reading