So last Sunday, my friends wanted to go see the new Matt Damon movie everyone is talking about. I’m not really a fan of Sci-Fi films, but I like my friends and I like going to movies, so I tagged along. I was impressed and intrigued.
So was Richard Roeper, a contributor to the entertainment section of the Chicago Sun-Times. Roeper gave an overall positive and informative review of the movie, starting off with a brief summary (without giving away too many spoilers, of course).
In case you were wondering, here is a brief summary by IMBD:
“During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.”
Roeper then proceeded to applaud the cast members as well as the production crew. He stated that the effects and visual appeals were stunning, and posted a high standard to follow.
Roeper’s critique provided some pretty good PR on all sides, too. By promoting and applauding the cast members (individually and as a group), the director, author of the book, and crew and production team, Roeper increased the positive publicity the individuals receive. He additionally promotes the movie and states how it can appeal to a multitude of different audiences and movie-goers. This allows the movie’s overall target audience and publics to be expanded.
So, whether you like Sci-Fi movies or comedies, or even adventurous thrillers,I highly suggest going to check out Scott’s movie in theaters. Because who doesn’t love Matt Damon, right? I mean apparently America really does.