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Jessica Chastain is Captain of Spaceship

The Martian, does exactly what it says on the tin

jackblake151 jackblake151 Ridley Scott's new sci-fi film stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who is thought to be dead on Mars, but he is in fact still alive and trying to grow crops and attempting to survive.

So Ridley Scott's new film has opened to critical and box office success, except for one reviewer (me) who really didn't like this film. Now before all the hate comes let me give my reasons why I didn't like this film. One thing is its runtime. It's 141 minutes long so it's pretty long indeed. The other reason why I didn't like this film was because it was dull. I felt like a payed for a one way ticket to dullsville when watching this. Firstly they are trying to get Matt Damon back to Earth, which takes the entire length of the film. Now don't get me wrong, it was interesting. But for the length of the film it really did drag.

However the only good thing about this film was the soundtrack, (there's a really funny end credits song but I won't spoil that for you). The soundtrack mainly has 70s era music. One of the crew really enjoys listening to it the the soundtrack contains a song one on of my favourite singers David Bowie. Anyway, the soundtrack was probably the best part of the film, but it doesn't help the films dullness.

The effects are also the best part of the film, when the storm hits is probably the best part so I guess the movie does have at least one good thing about it right? Anyway, my thoughts on this movie: well it was long and dull and personally I didn't like it. I would give it a solid 2/10. The effects were great but the length was really really long.


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