The Martian and the Need for More Good, Populist Cinema, by David Bax

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  1. Darrell says:

    I was kept away from the film for many of the same reasons and had since forgotten all about it. I think it was partly down to Scott directing; a name that doesn’t really excite me. Yet, with a well chosen screenplay, Scott actually makes great films; I just wish a greater amount of consideration was placed on the script in his films, and not so much the cinematic technicalities. After reading this I’m very interested to try and catch up.

  2. FictionIsntReal says:

    I saw it in 3D, but I thought that aspect could have been easily discarded.

  3. Jingular says:

    I had a lot of problems with this movie but I felt much the same way about it as you did. The filmmaking was solid enough not to undermine its effectiveness as a popular science propaganda piece–and I mean that in the most positive way. It’s nice to see Hollywood combine their penchant for spectacle with material that might be intellectually compelling to adults and inspiring to young people.

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