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Old June 8 2015, 05:50 PM   #1
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The Martian (Matt Damon, Ridley Scott)

Link to the trailer

Of course, it feels like, with a slight change of setting, this could be the expansion of an interstellar subplot.

I'd definitely watch it for the story, but it feels a bit predictable.
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Old June 8 2015, 05:57 PM   #2
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The book is fantastic, definetely looking forward to this!
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Old June 8 2015, 06:00 PM   #3
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I'm glad someone had the good sense to flesh out Voyager: One Small Step and make a movie out of it
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Old June 9 2015, 02:11 AM   #4
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Both the book and the audiobook are excellent. If you haven't read/heard it I definitely recommend you check it out. I hope this movie can capture at least some of the feel of the book.
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Old June 9 2015, 03:18 AM   #5
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Heh. Edmunds/Mann and Brand
















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Old June 9 2015, 03:57 AM   #6
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I loved the book. Really looking forward to this.
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Old June 9 2015, 04:05 AM   #7
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Trailer doesn't quite convey the book's light-hearted and comedic side, hoping the actual movie is faithful in this regard.
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Old June 9 2015, 04:08 AM   #8
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This is the movie I am most looking forward to this year. I loved the audiobook and I ended up buying the hardcover version and read it.
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Old June 9 2015, 04:13 AM   #9
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Watched the clip earlier; this certainly looks like it has potential.
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Old June 9 2015, 04:34 AM   #10
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Since this wasn't posted yet, I thought I'd share this.
The other day they released an in universe video introducing the Ares crew. I think there is a bit of swearing in this possibly, but I can't remember for sure.



I haven't read the book, but I have been aware of it. Coming in as a someone with no knowledge of the story other than the basic, guy stranded on Mars, it looks really good. I am a big fan of Ridley Scott and most of the cast, so that also raises this pretty high in my anticipation list.

Does all of the stuff with the people back on Earth and the rest of the Ares crew trying to rescue him all come from the book? All I ever heard about for the book was the stuff with Whatney on Mars.
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Old June 9 2015, 04:46 AM   #11
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All of the mission control stuff is in the book. The characters are pretty one dimensional, but they're there.

The trailer just gave away the entire third act of the book.
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Old June 9 2015, 05:32 AM   #12
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Yeah, it's all there in the book, and the ship crew has a very minor role as they're only seen very briefly. But it makes me wonder if maybe the movie will expand on that.
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Old June 9 2015, 09:51 AM   #13
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The feeling I have for this film is deja vu and huh?.

From the Martian Chronicles on TV and the two Martian films that appeared in the same year, and now this trailer for the new film, it seems that when humans do make to Mars, they will experience a calamity.

And, while I was watching the trailer, I was asking myself, wouldn't there be technology which would give a regular status update on the health of individual crew members? Is it addressed in the book how a crew could abandon a member on a planet?
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Old June 9 2015, 10:02 AM   #14
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Its explained in the book.

The book is fantastic, best thing I'd read in a very long time, as The Wormhole says I hope they keep the humour, I do notice the line “If I’m going to survive I’m going to have to science the shit out of it,” which bodes well!

It does look like they’re expanding the roles of the rest of the Ares crew. I am dismayed that the trailer gives so much away re
, why the fuck do trailers have to do that?
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Old June 9 2015, 02:25 PM   #15
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why the fuck do trailers have to do that?
Well, we do recently have Tomorrowland being vague in its trailers and then bombing at the box office. Then there's all the criticisms thrown against STID for being secret about Khan. Perhaps all this is sending the message that you don't dare be secretive with movies anymore.

I don't see the big deal with revealing he gets in contact with NASA anyway, that happens relatively early in the book. The bit about the crew defying NASA orders to mount a rescue is a rather significant spoiler, but then it is probably the most dramatic scene involving the crew other than their departure from Mars at the beginning, so I guess they'd want to include it just to showcase the big name actors cast as the crew.

EDIT: After watching the YouTube clip in JD's post above, I got to say as far as the crew interactions are concerned they do seem to have replicated the same vibe from the book, which makes me hopeful.
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