One good thing did come from this movie, the actors and crew were paid - I think. Donald Petrie Life couldn't get much worse for News Producer Tim O'Hara. It's a movie, not a documentary. I don't know why everyone is complaining. The romance is put on hold at separate times during the film, and so we never truly get a handle on the whole bit.
Its truly, undeniably awful, with no plot and a reliance on supposed special effects which fall flat, too. I was not the least bit disappointed. I remembering thinking it had a great cast and great potential in this time of lousy Disney films. Well I just want to reassure you that even though I am among the nerdiest guys on the Internet, I didn't get annoyed from what I saw. This film was totally ridiculous with a flying suit that was alive. Cases in point: Mister Magoo, The Avengers - awful! Many times during this film, I legitimately believed that Mark Watney was a real, living person that was actually stranded on Mars for many months alone. Ha ha ha ha ha.
Jeff Daniels basically playing the same role he played in the live 101 Dalmatians remake which wasn't too juicy to begin with. I read some of the reviews and decided to review this title myself. In fact, here's a list of 100 that makes up the embarrassment: 1. The characters were interpreted with full respect to the intention of the author, Andy Weir, and nothing was overdone. I see it as a creative movie. It depends what your taste is.
But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. When a movie is this colourful and enjoyable and funny, who cares about originality?!!!! The suit was creative, and I found him to be one of the funniest characters. There are some good moments in ''My Favorite Martian,'' including the ice cream shop segment. Even if your children see the cover and beg for this film, convince them to pick out another flick at the video store. Intelligent Martian lands on Earth and meets the not too bright humans, in his view.
But, Martin gets in trouble wherever he goes, from the bathroom to the laundry room and more. The sad thing is that I suspect Disney in their arrogance does not even know when a movie is good or bad. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. I wasn't exactly disappointed, but I was a bit let down. Certainly no self-respecting, card-carrying child I know! I remember the ads for it. Christopher Lloyd and Jeff Daniels are cheery and happy the whole way through, which may be a good enough reason to see this film. The usual wackiness ensues with the human, Bridges, eventually bonds with him and helps him to get home.
Mostly they never like show you anything of what they look like. The way he chose to make this film made it almost seem like an exceptionally made biopic. I thought he did well. Christopher Lloyd, whom I normally enjoy, was so miserably miscast in this role. . His ranting, groaning, grimacing and histrionics provide us with no reason to care for his character except as some 1 dimensional cartoon character. That's because I'd like you not to miss this lovely movie.
However, when he has to put on his dramatic chops in certain scenes, he truly commits to the drama of the situation, and that right there is true Ridley Scott suspense for you. I waited till it came out on video, rented it, and watched it. My favorite person throughout the whole thing was Wallace Shawn, who plays coleye, a scientist who is as weird as his voice. The landscape of Mars looks absolutely breathtaking, and the scenes aboard the Hermes and back on Earth are just as sharp in detail and scope. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return.
What is most sad about this movie is that it must have apparently been written to appeal to young children. Out of the sky it came, like a spaceship itself. But what Tim doesn't know is that Uncle Martin and Zoot are capable of instant shape-shifting, and depending on what color of extraterrestrial gumball they're chewing, Martin and the humans can turn into a variety of monsters. They were trying to appeal to the adults that watched the series back in the 60's but were also trying to appeal to kids with the blatant toilet humor, but remember the old proverb - if you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one. But even the real Uncle Martin could not save this turkey.