The Martian - Hard to rate this film. I liked it and it was compelling enough but it never reaches an intensity or depth that would make it truly memorable. I'd watch Gravity again over this. Good performances abound and the effects are great. It's almost all constant exposition though. 7.5/10
Knew nothing about it going in, which I'm glad for. What a rollercoaster. I won't say too much because not knowing is key. But a mixture of performances, ranging from mediocre to downright incredible. Characters are in the same vein. Effects, well, whats there is done very well, not much of them though.
Overall this was a surprising paranoid flick that really grabs you by the balls. I caught a lot of similarities to 'Bug' and the obvious reference to Invasion of the Body Snatches is there too. Really glad I checked this out, thanks for drafting it, Lusty!! ( :
A Maestro of Horror. A genre Master. And a legend of the Sliver Screen. Wes Craven 1939 ~ 2015