Well, okay, this is escalating quickly! EDIT: I adjusted the lighting on the past four pages to give it a more bright sunny day feel (using some of Pascal’s artistic advice). The old version was looking very ‘yellow’.
Joe and I saw The Martian. It’s real good, go see it! We’d both listened to the audiobook a while back and both agree it’s an ideal adaptation of the book, retaining the book’s intelligence while streamlining the many problems the characters encounter into something highly entertaining to watch within two hours.
The only major complaint Joe had, which I agree with, is that they made the main character, Mark Watney, more of an everyman and less of the super nerd he’s portrayed as in the book. I mean at one point he wishes he could have a D&D Paladin’s water creation ability, which he’d always thought was useless when he role played, but would’ve been extremely useful while trying to grow plants from his poop garden. But that is a minor complaint, since I suppose main stream audiences would get it, or care, or something, even though Big Bang Theory is still an inexplicably popular sitcom.
Anyway, go see The Martian, it’s great. In fact, wow, there have been a lot of great action/adventure/scifi films this year! Mad Max, MI: Rogue Nation, Avengers 2, Ant Man, Ex Machina, Jurassic World, Inside Out, The Man From UNCLE, probably a bunch of others I haven’t seen. This has been a quality year for my favorite movie genres! And then there’s still that other movie that’s coming out, what’s it called…Star Wars?Published on by Alex Kolesar