The reviews for The Martian are in and all signs point to GO SEE IT.
The film premiered this past weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews from critics, audiences, and yes, even scientists alike.
The Huffington Post lauds the film as “one of the year’s best movies,” stating that “Matt Damon and Ridley Scott find a space epic worthy of their talents.” Going on further to exclaim the film as “phenomenal,” critic Matthew Jacobs heralds the film as “worthy of a Best Picture nomination,” and that “Ridley Scott has given us something special.”
Over at Variety, the film is praised for innovation in the genre: “it could conceivably rekindle interest in the space program and inspire a new generation of future astronauts,” lauding RSA director and The Martian cinematographer Dariusz Wolski as he “seamlessly eases audiences between the intimate loneliness of Watney’s habitat and the magisterial land – and space-spaces beyond.”
Perhaps Esquire says it best and most concisely: “The Martian is one of the funniest, inspiring disaster movies of all time… [it] makes you feel good to be a human.”
The Martian premieres in theatres October 2. Take The Huffington Post, Variety, and Esquire’s word for it and see it opening weekend.