RCGS Movie Review: The Martian

 

Dear Reader,

Do you like Matt Damon? Well, like Jimmel Kimmel, RCGS certainly does not. It seems like every time that the New World Order wants to roll out some new plank in their agenda, they look to a select group of actors and “celebrities” to serve as spokesmen and for their agenda. Brad Pitt can lecture us about migration. Leonardo DiCaprio can lament unjust working conditions in Africa. Robin Williams’ zaniness can encourage the normalization of homosexuality. However, no actor fits this role better than Matt Damon. Matt Damon has appeared in a variety of movies propagating a variety of causes since the 90s, but he has only really acted in one movie: Good Will Hunting; like David Duchovny as Fox Mulder, every other time Matt Damon appears on screen, he does so as Matt Damon or as the guy who played Will Hunting. In the Martian, Matt Damon trys to depict an astronaut stranded on the red planet but only ends up being Matt Damon.

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Unfortunately, despite RCGS’s hopes, The Maritain is deeply disappointing. The movie tells the story of Matt Damon who gets stranded on Mars and escapes from a long serious of catastrophes using ludicrously unlikely but nonetheless scientifically possible means of escaping.  RCGS gets why science nerds would think that the movie is funny and exciting, feeling as though they were in on the science and jokes and science jokes. However, for anyone looking for a amazing Ridley Scott popcorn flick, the film will be disappointing. The scenes depicting Mars are boring and empty and perhaps intentionally so. The movie is deeply atheistic: Mars is a dry hostile rock and the only god on it is Matt Damon. If Mars is going to be the setting for a movie, there must be aliens, Nazis, mutants, something interesting. The Martian is a shallow movie because it is purely a science movie and not a science fiction; it does not dare to be bold, beautiful, and spiritual. In contrast to the disgustingly vibrant (yes, I just wrote that) and dangerously satanic mythology of the Alien series, the Martian is just a celebration of the human spirit, and Matt Damon is too dull to express that spirit without the viewer thinking, “I wish I was watching Good Will Hunting instead of this.”

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What is perhaps must interesting about the movie as a cultural artifact is that it shows how America has become diversity for rizzo. There are numerous black Americans who play their role as rocket scientists with confidence and aplomb and don’t draw attention to themselves as being black. Unlike the token characters of the 1980s and 90s, the black scientists in the movies are simply that: scientists. There is a clear message that the old order of Anglo Saxons keeping the black community at bay has been greatly eroded. The Germanics–Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean, and yes, MATT DAMON–are simply either goofy, depressed, or bored and lack any command in their positions of power. We also get a plug for Communist China, which is calming waiting the disintegration of the Anglo-Saxon empire, but is not ashamed to lend a rocket to aid the Americans.

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If you are wondering if there are any occult triggers in the movie, you will, reader, unfortunately be disappointed. In the end of the movie, there is this really long musical piece in which everyone around the world is cooperatively working together for the return of Matt Damon, and the not too subtle message is that world government–like it or not–is just around the corner. There is also an ascension scene in which Jessica Chastain’s character embraces’ Matt Damon propelled by a spray of oxygen leaking from his space suit. Although we could certainly read some sort of occult significance or ritual in these scenes, RCGS is going to avoid linking any sort of occult meaning to these acts outside of some sort basic Jungian or archetypal, “this is what happens in human stories because of the way humans think and act.” The movie would be much more interesting if there were hidden pyramids on Mars or some outrageous gnostic mythology behind it, but, no, it is simply boring old atheism MC’d by boring old Matt Damon.

Ridley Scott is good at directing fun war propaganda movies such as Gladiator and Black Hawk Down, and it is most unfortunate that he was unable to deliver with The Martian. The Martian is a feel good movie in the worst sort of way. It is simply propaganda for a fait accompli: the disintegration of Christianity in the world and its replacement by the religions of science and humanism. RCGS does not have any real caution regarding the movie other than the fact that it is as Homer Simpson would say…

 

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