The Martian REVIEW | BAD30

The talented MATT DAMON takes his one-man-band performance to a Castaway trip on Mars.

Based on the book of the same name by Andy Weir, Ridley Scott translates it to the big screen. 

TRAILER

The Podcast

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THE CONVERSATION

  • 2 min: Babies in theaters.
  • 6: Duct-Tape fixes everything.
  • 7: Hury’s Pre-Flight Ritual.
  • 8: Welcome Back to the Show… after a two month hiatus. Blame bad movies.
  • 10: Director and Cast. RIP Tony Scott.
  • 16: The One-Sentence Synopsis is equivalent to the LOG LINE of a script.
  • 19: Tangent: Breaking down Mad Max as an allegory makes sense, without it… WTF.
  • 27: The story progression.
  • 28: One page of a script is equal to one minute of screen time.
  • 32: Matt Damon’s screen presence. Tom Hanks (Castaway), Ryan Reynolds (Buried) and Will Smith (I Am Legend) also have great screen presence in a solo performance.
  • 34: “Childish Gambino’s character felt tacked on” ~ Leon. Ex-Machina devices in movies. “What was his job?” ~ Jarad wonders.
  • 39: The talented Jeff Daniels. And his best monologue, IMO (Leon), from THE NEWSROOM “America is not the greatest country in the world.”
  • https://youtu.be/q49NOyJ8fNA
  • 42: The problem with post-production 3D.
  • 45. Call of Duty music.
  • 46: For filmmakers: “Don’t put copyrighted music on your sh**.” ~ Leon
  • 48: “Eff you Jai Courtney!” Leon’s ability to pull apart non-essential actors (NEAs).
  • 49: There could’ve been a better ending.
  • 53: Sol is a term for “days on Mars.” or SOL = Shit outta Luck.
  • 54: The science.
  • 58: Overall feelings. Round-Tablin’.

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