Lots of funny key lines....as only Matt Damon can deliver 'em.
Fun quotes by Mark Watney:
"They say once you grow crops somewhere, you have officially colonized it. So, technically, I colonized Mars. In your face, Neil Armstrong!"
"I don't want to come off as arrogant here, but I'm the greatest botanist on this planet."
"Technically, Mars is international waters, meaning Maritime Law applies. And since I am illegally commandeering a vessel in international water under maritime law, that makes me a pirate. Mark Watney : Space Pirate"
"If I want water, I'll have to make it from scratch. Fortunately, I know the recipe: Take hydrogen. Add oxygen. Burn." and then [after trying to make water by burning hydrogen] So... I blew myself up."
[after listening to only disco music for a year] "No I will not turn the beat around"
[when its calculated Mark is too far away from his rescue team to pull him in]
“Hey,” Watney said over the radio, “I've got an idea.”
“Of course you do,” Lewis said. “What do you got?”
“I could find something sharp in here and poke a hole in the glove of my EVA suit. I could use the escaping air as a thruster and fly my way to you. The source of thrust would be on my arm, so I'd be able to direct it pretty easily.”
“How does he come up with this shit?” Martinez interjected.
“Hmm,” Lewis said. “Could you get 42 meters per second that way?”
“No idea,” Watney said.
“I can't see you having any control if you did that,” Lewis said. “You'd be eyebaling the intercept and using a thrust vector you can barely control.”
“I admit it's fataly dangerous,” Watney said. “But consider this: I'd get to fly around like Iron Man.”
“We'll keep working on ideas,” Lewis said.
“Iron Man, Commander. Iron Man.”
Another great quote as said by Teddy Sanders (Jeff Daniels) to Mitch Henderson (Sean Bean) & Rich Purnell (Donald Glover):
"If we are going to have a secret project called "Elrond", then I want my code name to be "Glorfindel" (which is funny cuz Sean Bean is in LOTR as Boromir)
Just brilliantly written by Andy Weir. Of course I'm going to have to read the book :)
Then entire cast was brilliant and did an outstanding job in their respective roles. I'm not sure that all the technical stuff is actually 'real' as I'm not knowledgeable nor a scientist but I'll go on faith that the writer and director did their research. Still the whole blow the air lock incident repaired with plastic sheet and duct tape holding a seal when pressurized left me on the suspicious side! Also I didn't quite believe that Commander Melissa Lewis was as young - mid 30s - in the casting of Jessica Chastain but I'll suspend disbelief because she's a great actress and did a great job in the role.
Yes I'd go see it again, yes I'll be buying the DVD when it comes out, yes you should go see it - trust me!