Another Review Of “The Martian”


It is a fine tradition here at Gabbing Geek to write up multiple reviews for the same movie as different contributors get to see it.

So, just as Ryan and Jenny shared their own thoughts, here are mine for The Martian.

Possible SPOILERS after the cut, though some of them will be based on my experience with the movie since I saw it in 3-D.  I wasn’t intending to see it in 3-D, but was handed the pair of glasses when I got to the front of the line to turn in my ticket.

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Gabbing Geek Reviews: The Martian [Spoiler-Free]


The Martian hit theaters this week, and we couldn’t be more excited here at Gabbing Geek. For those of you that didn’t listen to our book review of Andy Weir’s  New York Time’s best seller, here is a quick synopsis:

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew (Jessica Chastain, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, & Aksel Hennie). But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet with only the NASA crew (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean & Donald Glover) as his source of communication.

Does director Ridley Scott do The Martian justice? Or is this just another failed mission to Mars? Find out what the geeks think after the break:

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Geek Lit: A Short, Spoiler-Free Review Of “The Martian”


The Gabbing Geek podcast is having a book club discussion of Andy Weir’s The Martian in a few weeks or so.  I finished the book over the weekend, and while I probably have more to say about the book itself, I will refrain from doing so for the time being in favor a short, spoiler-free review after the cut.

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First Look Pics: Ridley Scott/Matt Damon’s The Martian


No.  We aren’t talking about Marvin.  We are talking about Matt Damon.  Some new photos were released of the film adaptation of the best selling book by Andy Weir!  Click on for the pics.

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