Cast Away is a film that teaches us to survive on an island. The film describes the steps that can be done if we were stranded on an island alone.
And that’s what I always catch when watching the movie, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Robert Zemeckis.
What happened in Cast Away certainly can happen to anyone. But what if no longer survive on an island. But deep in the outcome there. Precisely, on Mars.
I find it difficult to imagine.
It’s just that this is a movie. Everything can happen. Similarly, Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon). He follows the adventures of Ares III together with his Kawana on Mars. Sadly, a storm makes Mark Watney apart with his friends who decided to leave Mars with immediately.
Crew in Ares III is not just any left Mark Watney. Swept away by sandstorms on Mars and satellites hit debris (probably) make all think that Mark can not be helped anymore.
But the good fortune befell Mark only scratched. He was unconscious when he was alone on Mars and was only accompanied by a headquarters founded by him and his friends Ares III.
The Martian; Alone on a planet far from Earth makes him have to think of a way to survive and continue to provide communications to the team on earth (mainly NASA).
I imagine as Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks in Cast Away) is not necessarily me get through the day with ease alone on an island. This is Mars, maybe I was desperate and surrender to God.
In contrast to the belief Mark Watney who apparently did not want to die on Mars. He uses all the existing supply to survive. Far from despair.
But adventure Mark Watney does not make me afraid. Exactly when kehingan hit me while watching Gravity or Interstellar (both space movie theme)
The Martian did not give that impression. The Martian was more focused on the possibility of a person to survive on a planet Mars with a sense of great optimism. There is no fear of silence or despair.
All depicted with a touch of optimism that “colored”. There is no tension or fear that indicated the main character. Though he was alone on Mars.
I do not know whether the concept of survival with a “tone” is not too dark is good or not.
The plot of the story beginning to end is packed with simple and not too hard to make the audience think. By the same token, I watched The Martian as an entertainment.
Is not a film with a high essence stories or science fiction after watching it I should open up new knowledge.
But that does not mean the film is bad. The film also continue to provide new knowledge. Such as I came to know about the calculation of Solar Time. The timing is the timing Solar Mars.
There is also knowledge about the cultivation of potatoes. I’m not going to explain in more detail why there is about the cultivation of potatoes in the outer space theme of the film.
Please watch yourself. But definitely, if you want to watch, you can read the knowledge about the Solar Time and potato cultivation. Of course you can search for knowledge through the search engine.
The Martian relatively little overwhelming. The effect is not said to be exceptional standard but also not.
movie effects and cinematography of this film is quite good. Moreover, the picture of Mars narrated in the film is filled with sand. Picture of outer space is also packaged in a cinematographic look pretty good.
Since I watched the 3D version, my thumbs with its effects. This is because when the first watch the 3D effect and not the film feels like a standard film made then converted to 3D technology.
I give it 3 stars for the movie’s effects and cinematography. And I suggest you watch this film in 3D format as it will provide a more exciting experience to enjoy the picture space.
Well, the film is quite worth watching. One space-themed films were quite entertaining. You can watch it with anyone because the film is fairly suitable for all ages.
Oh well, I do not need to explain and judge about characterizations. No character special character of the film is to be described. All the acting is quite reasonable.
Overall, The Martian is not exciting movie for a movie survivors. Though initially I also hope there is tension about someone who is in this Mars.
That said, the film is not about the tension but about how to survive on Mars with ease.
But never mind, a movie based on the book of the same name is Andy Weir I give value three star. And I recommend you to watch it.