So how come nobody called this faggot a gary stu?
But everybody jumped on Rey as a mary sue?
A lot of shit happens to him
He is a NASA biologist of the future
Basically all he did was just survive from his abdomen injury, get his shit together, start a potato field, and find the Mars rover.
After that they explained everything to him and saved him.
>the guys from the nasa tell him what to do.
AND they explain (at least in the book) That everyone on the mission is trained to do the jobs of the other people in case someone gets sick or hurt or dead, so that they can still get shit done.
So basically, he has his botany knowledge and has been trained for two years for a low level of competency in everything else he would need. PLUS he still had NASA telling him how to do everything every step of the way.
The things he did on his own
1. create farm-able land
2. hydrolyze water from fuel
3. go get rover
Bourne Will Hunting enters his story as a typical astronaut, selected by NASA for intelligence and physical fitness, with tons of training. He's also a scientist (which many astronauts actually are). Making him a common schlub would actually be more unrealistic.
Reyrey enters her story as a bum who returns cans to the bottle depot, but soon reveals herself to be a genius mechanic, a well-trained ace pilot (she's played video games), a skilled swordsman, and a superhero, who everyone instantly admires and falls in love with.
>how did a NASA trained astronaut and botanist manage to grow potatoes, the easiest crop to grow on Earth, and patch his space suit with duct tape? That sounds fucking impossible. I'm calling Gary Stu on this.
it was one of the most acclaimed, successful movies this year, and could easily have underperformed thanks to coming after two other space movies but got great word-of-mouth. this is definitely a case where 4chan is memeing.
liking something just because its whacky is just as lazy as liking something because its a copy of a movie you've already seen.
Astronauts aren't junk dealers in backwater shitholes.
Mark Watney is an astronaut. He does a job literally 99.999% of humanity isn't cut out for, be it for physical, mental, or emotional reasons.
He's going to be fine isolated, and would have a reasonable knowledge of multiple scientific fields. They don't take wrench monkeys into space, they send the absolute brightest and greatest of humanity. They didn't find Buzz Aldrin working in a toll booth.
>Maybe it means something more - something we can't yet understand. Maybe it's some evidence, some artifact of a higher dimension that we can't consciously perceive. I'm drawn across the universe to someone I haven't seen in a decade, who I know is probably dead. Love is the one thing we're capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space.
Even with it's third act that didn't work whatsoever Interstellar was a far more memorable movie than Castaway with a Mars skin. The Martian is a fundementally competent movie but it's so bland and risk free that who cares?
Interstellar is "worse" but it will also stick with me for far longer, both for good reasons and for bad. The Martian I could happily delete from history and nothing of interest would be lost. I'd rather see a curious swing and a miss than a success this safe.
>one poorly wrote sentence ruin the whole 2h40 film for me
>I can't stand one bit of "glamour' or whatever
you know that's how they detect autism in hospitals right?
just fucking get over it and ignore the one fucking phrase a completely stressed out end of his life's astronaut is saying
I was really disappointed because all the asspulls they put in this movie made me think it was going to subtly turn into this generation's Airplane! except for space disaster movies. But no, they were just trying to making more lighthearted than Interstellar. A decent film, but I still somehow feel cheated.
Mary Sues don't blow themselves the fuck up. If he were a mary sue he would have discovered life in the martian soil samples they were collecting that led to an ancient alien civilization underground that was dying and could only survive with his help as the Chosen One.
1) because not everything went ok for him. He strugled multiple times
2) only max landis and some /tv/ contrarians were stupid enough to not understand rey's development because she's a woman and max landis is a known misogynyst
let me guess, you just watched the honest trailers were they paint him as a gary stu but don't even care to mention that almost everything he did in mars was told to him bt the nasa people
The whole alternate dimension thing was poorly thought out as well. The acting was pretty bad at some points. The expository dialogue was annoying. It wasn't a terrible movie, but it's definitely not one that needs to be seen. 5.8/10
Nolan can write a terrible cringeworthy paragraph of exposition about the nature of love and that's bad, but it's not irritating to the level of the reddit dialogue present in the martian.
i haven't seen the movie but the book has been shit on because of its reddit-tier humor and references
here's an excerpt
>In high school, I played a lot of Dungeons and Dragons. (You may not have guessed this Botanist / Mechanical Engineer was a bit of a nerd in high school, but indeed I was). In the game I played a Cleric. One of the magic spells I could cast was “Create Water”. I always thought it was a really stupid spell, and it never came up. Boy what I wouldn’t give to be able to do that in real life right now.
"I'm going to science the shit out of this" and also all subsequent dialogue that falls in line with the general tone of that quote.
>the only bad part about The Martian was Donald Glover
And he was so very bad. And people in the audience actually laughed. I haven't left my house since getting back from the martian now months later. I was already feeling alienated from life among normies, but it was at that pen scene that I realized I had no place in that world. Seriously, fuck the martian.
Donald making rocket noises was the worst thing I ever saw, on that moment became a flick with no way to come back into being a movie. I actually had go get up and walk for a bit.
>"I'm going to science the shit out of this"
Ok, yeah, that was kinda bad. They didn't overplay it too much though.
>I haven't left my house since getting back from the martian now months later. I was already feeling alienated from life among normies, but it was at that pen scene that I realized I had no place in that world. Seriously, fuck the martian.
get some help desu
I bet you think Interstellar was life changing and rate it in your top 10 movies.
I'm just saying The Martian was better than Interstellar
>The Martian was better than Interstellar
I don't even know what to tell you man, if you truly do believe in this then I guess we will have to agree in disagree
>I bet you think Interstellar was life changing and rate it in your top 10 movies.
inspiring yes, it made me think about the human nature and its problems regarding space exploration.
Life changing was more with 2001.
th martian was really basic in comparison. much less patrician
>it made me think about the human nature and its problems regarding space exploration
A shitty film in which love transcends time and space so Mathew Mcconaughey can "solve gravity" and then send those results to his daughter is what got you to think about space exploration. Bravo "Patrician"
Martian > Intershitter
>NASA and university training
>Got terribly injured
>Got tons of help
>Was only really good at growing shit
>Got emaciated and weak as shit
>Barely made it out
You're a faggot that has no idea what that word means. If he had say, grown up as an orphan on a desert planet, then done all that shit without help, then he would be a mary sue.
>Martian > anything
What part of literally reddit the movie don't you understand? If you were devoted to /tv/ then reddit tier meme pandering would be the very worst thing you could encounter in a movie and The Memetian had it in spades.
Because it takes a lot more for a guy to be called a Gary Stu than a girl a Mary Sue
People just naturally hate female leads and have a lower tolerance for them. This will take a long time to undo
HE WASN'T SANE THATS THE WHOLE POINT YOU FUCKING NORMIE, YOU JUST DONT GET IT BECAUSE YOU ARE A HAPPY GO LUCKY GUY, BUT THE GUY WASNT SANE, HIS EXAGGERATED OPTIMISM AND SHIT WAS CYNICAL ALL ALONG BECAUSE HE JUST DIDNT GIVE A SHIT ANYMORE AND EVEN NEARLY SUICIDED A COUPLE TIMES DUE TO NOT GIVING A FUCK
Well, Nolan did go for something but ether that something wasn't that daring or he didn't go far enough. Interstellar felt like a popular science movie masquerading as something deeper.
The Martian on other hand is a competent space flick without the pretention.
what a shitty villian he was. you could tell they were trying to give him a quirk like edgar in the first one, and it totally fell flat. why was he called animal? why would he care about being called animal? it was really dumb
It's the most bland cliche fest I've seen in a long time. If you've seen any astronaut movie before, you've seen The Martian. Even Armageddon had more personality. The amount of praise it's getting is baffling.
Growing a beard and making a few off handed jokes about dying is not a realistic response to being isolated on another planet for four years. The movie would have been twice as entertaining if they let Matt Damon loose, especially since the whole movie is him talking to the camera.