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The Martian: Of Matt Damon, disco music and yes plenty of potatoes. 

One of the awesome perks of my 9-5 job is to be able to attend press / advance screenings of international movies. So yesterday I was lucky enough to watch The Martian at least 2 days before its release here in the Philippines. 

Don’t worry this isn’t a lengthy movie review or an analysis of all the marvelous technical aspects of the film. Just an honest initial reaction to the book to movie adaptation of one of my favorite books of this year. 

Okay, I really had high expectations for this film especially since I love Andy Weir’s book, which of course will make it difficult for me to give my unbiased opinion. And hello, Ridley Scott

That being said, I throughly enjoyed watching the movie. I absolutely like the fact that even if you haven’t read the book when you go see it, you’d still love this movie. 

Matt Damon’s performance was impeccable. He is the perfect fit as Watney. I love the casting for the Ares 3 crew and the staff at NASA and JPL. 

Of course as any movie adaptation you’ll always feel there are missing parts. There were vital bits in the book which I wish made it into the movie (not gonna spoil so don’t worry) but I get it that not everything could be included. 

Best to see this movie in IMAX or 3D. Given all the stuff I mentioned, The Martian would still, most definitely go into my top 5 favorite space films of all time. 👍🏻👌🏻😁

Watch it when it opens on Sept. 30 (Philippines).


The BookNut 😄



Hello there! Thanks for stumbling through my little abode here. I’m self-confessed late bloomer voracious reader. Been doing a lot of catching up lately since I let me to-read pile grow a mile (a hundred miles) long. I’m in love with the written word although I have no formal training in writing. I just try to jot down random ramblings and thoughts in my mind before they escape me. My tastes in books aren’t discriminating, I can read almost anything with just a minor exception in the horror genre. Since I scare easily, I tend to back away from that. I read mostly fiction, from young adult, new adult (the older version of YA), sci-fi, thriller, mystery, action-adventure to of course romance (ahem smutty romance). I’m here to share my reviews for the books that I read. Share my thoughts about their authors and characters. I’m not here to blog about the technical aspect of it or give you spoilers (I hope not!) but more like give you insights about these various stories with the hopes that maybe I’ll be encouraging you to read them too. I hope you stayed long enough to get through this. If you did, then you’re the real MVP! Xoxo, The BookNut :)