Good, stick with it.. some complain it's not that exciting when they first started it.
Saw The Martian today. Lights dim, movie begins... The Martian comes up across the screen... then the emergency lights and alarm sounds. "whoooooooop, there's been an emergency in the building, please leave the theater". No word on what it was, but the fire department was coming and they told us hold on to your tickets and we'll let you in to another showing at a later day.
So I went to another theater and saw it there. Loved it. Great cast, action was there, the special effects were incredible, which isn't a surprise because despite the issues, Scott did a great job with Prometheous. The 3D was excellent for this movie.
I loved how they managed to balance the story between Watney, the Hermes and crew, and the people on the ground. You got plenty of time with each story and they didn't jump back and forth like some movies might have. The entire cast was excellent, everyone played their part well.. especially giving credit to Damon, Chastain, Bridges and Ejiofor. I kept waiting for Donald Glover to show up and was hoping he would be more involved, but he still did well.
Just an entertaining movie, top to bottom. Had a ton of laughs, emotional beats were earned and honest, exciting to watch with great special effects and cinematography, there were just very little things to complain about. I can easily see myself rewatching this movie all of the time. It definitely picked up my mood... which was appreciated because I had a panic attack in my car afterwards because my life sucks.
Definitely go see it, and the 3D was worth it.