I am glad we went to watch The Martian today. It was a friend’ s idea of a birthday treat- free movie show. We were hard pressed for a choice. Singh is Bling is the light hearted comedy I was rooting for but Birthday Boy put his foot down. I am glad he did. The Martian turned out to be everything that Singh is Bling, with its mundane jokes, could not ever aspire to be. ( I do like Akshay Kumar. He is the Punjabi jatt with the body te shody and martial arts skill to boot. Plus I am an ardent admirer of his wife, for all the many roles she plays exceedingly well)
I do not wish to give the plot away. But it is filled with laughter,
grit, wit and humour. The Martian is a movie which will appeal to your nerd senses as well as leave you pondering on how vast the Universe is, and how tiny you are. And how hoping for something and working towards it empowers you. Ridley Scott is a good director who knows his craft. Matt Damon, well, he grows on me with every single movie he stars in. Four stars for The Martian. Will definitely recommend it to all and sundry.
P S : Birthday Boy had to part with a lot of money, though. Two tub full of popcorn aint cheap in Select City walk. hehe.