So I just watched The Martian on Amazon. And was every bit as blown away as both times I've read the book so far. Sufficiently blown away that I'm not even disappointed to discover (as I just did) that I missed the chance to see it last night at the LSC Science Fiction Marathon. Because I'm sure there'll be another chance to see it at LSC. And that when that chance arises, it will blow me away even more!
<spoiler_alert>I am kind of glad I didn't have a chance to see it any sooner, because seeing it now allowed for a bit of synchronicity when, as tension is building about two-thirds of the way through the movie, the soundtrack turns to David Bowie's Starman. It was a perfect moment, and I shed a few tears.</spoiler_alert>