Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Martian

Plot
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.

Cast



Matt Damon...
Mark Watney

Jessica Chastain...
Melissa Lewis

Kristen Wiig...
Annie Montrose

Jeff Daniels...
Teddy Sanders

Michael Peña...
Rick Martinez

Sean Bean...
Mitch Henderson

Kate Mara...
Beth Johanssen

Sebastian Stan...
Chris Beck








Acting
Hats Off to Matt Damon. This might be one of his best performances so far and he would find it very hard to beat this one! Some of his scenes will make you feel his pain and agony rooted deep inside him .
The supporting characters also played genuinely a decent part.
80/100 for the actors. 
  

Direction
Ridley Scott's vision of the movie from the book is mind bogling!
100/100 for direction.

Dialogues
Nothing great about the dialogues. I guess no importance was given to this part of the movie.
Actual over repetition of the same dialogues about "" music choice made it even worse
40/100 for dialogues.

Screenplay
Screenplay was fascinating.
VFX were great but its nothing new for Hollywood. They are been doing an awesome job in terms of vfx for a decade now. But some scenes of the movie were too good to be expressed in words.
The opening scene , where we see a tiny vehicle roving on the surface of mars and then an astronaut steps out of it to leave u amazed by the size of the "red" mountains in the background!!
Cinematographer did awesome job here!
MUST WATCH IN 3D.
95/100

Editing
Editing couldn't have been better. There was not a single scene that could have been dropped out of the movie.
95/100

Story
The movie starts with a futuristic concept of when human have reached mars physically and not via the rovers like today.
The team on mars decide to evacuate and return immediately since there is a forecast of a storm which they cannot handle.
The entire team moves towards their space ship when the communication channel gets detached and strikes "Mark Watney" in his stomach. Mark gets pulled away by the immense force of the storm.
The rest of the team considers him dead and captain orders to launch.
Later we find out the Mark is still alive with only limited supply of his needs to survive.
The entire story revolves around Mark's quest of survival in a stranded planet millions of kilometers away from home .
Cannot reveal the details as i dont wanna give any spoilers away!
70/100

Overall
It is a must watch movie for all space lunatics. Go with your friends and enjoy the expireance in 3D!

Verdict
My rating is 4.5/5.

Trailer