The Martian Was Only So-So


Ordinarily, I’m a sucker for these kinds of things that visualize the embedding of technologies into artificial human environments, and vast space. But I might have stayed home the other night and just gone out to look at the moon. A mission failure plot line would have done the trick much better. Alas, The Martian was predictable, feel-good, gung-ho, psychologically flat, and only so-so. Is Ridley  Scott visually ungenerous? There was way too much Matt Damon. I was hoping to see much more of “Mars.”

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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2 Responses to The Martian Was Only So-So

  1. mghamner says:

    “Way too much of Matt Damon”???? He’s the f*&^@!) point!!!!

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