Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Martian, the Movie

(Yes, I read the book)

I got home a little while ago from watching the movie. Given that the mass-market paperback is 448 pages long, they had to leave some stuff out. And there are a couple of "Hollywoodish" touches that are, well, stupid and for which somebody should be smacked around.

But as for a film-to-movie adaptation, I think that only the 1973 Day of the Jackal hewed closer to the book. They did an excellent job of capturing the spirit of the book's portrayal of astronaut Mark Watney.

My recommendation: Get thee to a theater near you. See this one.

For if you're interested in space and space exploration and you don't see this movie, there is something seriously wrong with you.


Deadstick said...

I'm afraid that will have to wait. Far as I'm concerned, the exhibition sector of the movie industry should be making buggy whips. Big-screen TV; fully adjustable sound; comfy seat; no loudmouths; feet don't stick to the floor; clean bathroom and a pause button; snacks at grocery store prices; liquor at liquor store prices; who needs it?

That picture will be just as good in a couple of months...;-)

Comrade Misfit said...

I don't have a big-screen TV. So yes, I'll go to a theater. This one was nearly full and everybody was paying attention to the movie. I didn't see one phone light up and nobody was talking.