|09.29.15||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2015|
It was a hard choice to miss seeing something else in order to watch this 2 or 3 days before it's release, but I remember the Gravity screening from two years ago and how great it was and wanted to see this with the best possible audience. I kind of rushed to finish the book last week so I was really excited to watch this.
So I do a lot of criticizing on here when it comes to Ridley Scott. It's true that I think he's overrated and has been for some time. I still think he's overrated but I will say that he's competant and, given good source material, a pretty safe bet. I think he did a good job with this. I couldn't help but think that the script was pretty dumbed down compared to the book but I asked Daniel, who hadn't read the book, and he said it still felt pretty science-y and intellectual. They changed the ending, but whatever. They also took out the storm, which I understand would've taken a lot of valuable screen time and heavy lifting to explain what the fuck is happening but still... Had this been an HBO mini-series it would've been cool to see.
So I liked it. Hopefully it does well.