The Martian (Scott, 2015)

The Martian

Everything is too quick, too safe, too easy. There is little a sense of urgency or chaos given the subject. Any given conflict finds quick a solution, with Scott often jumping over any sign of dead time to present only action. The film’s rhythm significantly lacks psychological expression of the talked about feelings of ennui, fear, hope. Has a spectacular ending, with great “floating in space” choreography, but Gravity had this for its entire duration.

73/100 – Good.

3 Stars


About Kamran Ahmed

I have a Masters in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. I work as a freelance writer and film critic in Vancouver. My writing is primarily distributed through Next Projection, an online film journal based in Toronto.
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