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mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 11th, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)




A beguiling mix of suspenseful, goofy, and rousing, The Martian is sublime, sophisticated entertainment. I left feeling weightless.

The film is a perfect vehicle for Damon's brand of affable intelligence—a lot of the movie consists of Damon talking to a video diary (he's vlogging, essentially), which could easily feel static after a while. But Damon maintains his effortless charm, knowing just when to humanize Watney before he becomes a too-clever caricature of scientific ego. It's an endlessly likable, nimble performance that's a nice reminder that, while he may at heart be a gifted character actor, Damon can still be a hell of a leading man when he wants to be.


Edited at 2015-09-11 07:28 pm (UTC)
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