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Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011


Senor Tron posted:

Just did a search of the pdf of the book (albeit the version before he got it professionally edited) and the word raped doesn't appear once.


Different versions then:

"The lunatics at NASA have me doing all kinds of surprise sex to the MAV, but I don't have to open the hull till the end. So the first thing I'll do is clear out of a bunch of clutter, like chairs and control panels and the like."

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Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011


Bastard Tetris posted:

You don't work with a lot of engineers, do you? They have just enough aspergers to not know that is an inappropriate way to describe dismantling old equipment.

I work with a lot of software and network engineers and no, it's not something I hear.

zandert33
Sep 20, 2002



Groovelord Neato posted:

We get it.. you don't like the book. Are you going to present an argument as to why, or just complain over and over that "he wouldn't act like that"?

I'm an engineer and have met some people in my career that would say some of the vilest things you could imagine, they were also extremely intelligent people. I'm sure for as many examples of technical people who "don't act like that" I can provide a list of people who do. It's a moot point, move on.

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Grandmaster.flv
Jun 24, 2011


zandert33 posted:

We get it.. you don't like the book. Are you going to present an argument as to why, or just complain over and over that "he wouldn't act like that"?

I don't know if this is directed at me but:

"We get it.. you don't like the book. Are you going to present an argument as to why"

- I stated that an entry of irreverent dialogue was out of touch and it threw me out of the story which I found engrossing otherwise.

"or just complain over and over that "he wouldn't act like that"?"

- I brought up one thing in one post - hardly 'over and over again' - if you're having this much trouble reading an internet thread then I guess you should stick to books like The Martian


Just to be clear - I enjoyed the book for the most part but I thought it could have been written a lot better and don't really understand why folks gush over it - not a big deal. I will probably see the movie.

zandert33
Sep 20, 2002



Sorry, was meant toward Groovelord Neato

Queen_Combat
Jan 15, 2011


aaaand the The Martian thread is dead three pages in. A new record?

gohmak
Feb 12, 2004
cookies need love


evobatman posted:

I read The Martian and Ready Player One back to back, so when a nerd writes a book, I've seen how it can go reasonably OK, and how it can fail horribly and make you feel like you need a shower after reading it.

Which one is which?

sticklefifer
Nov 11, 2003

TOO EASY

evobatman posted:

I read The Martian and Ready Player One back to back, so when a nerd writes a book, I've seen how it can go reasonably OK, and how it can fail horribly and make you feel like you need a shower after reading it.

At least The Martian doesn't serve the conveniently talented nerdy Mary Sue character his perfect manic pixie dream girl as a literal reward for accomplishing his goal. Anything involving romance in RP1 was just painful to read.

3 DONG HORSE
May 21, 2008

I'd like to thank Satan for everything he's done for this organization


This will be a good movie. I think I'm actually going to see it on opening night.


I thought the book was okay. That xkcd comic describes it perfectly although I hope the movie is just endless scenes of THIS fit into THAT using nothing but THESE

also I'd love to see the Aquaman one-liner after NASA realizes he's alive and wonders what he's thinking being stuck on Mars all alone

Powered Descent
Jul 13, 2008

We haven't had that spirit here since 1969.

Yam Slacker

old dog child posted:

also I'd love to see the Aquaman one-liner after NASA realizes he's alive and wonders what he's thinking being stuck on Mars all alone

They already used it in the Right Stuff teaser, in very different circumstances than in the book:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wygmxzp6VzY

(Skip to 45 seconds if you're impatient.)

hmmxkrazee
Sep 9, 2006
why

evobatman posted:

I read The Martian and Ready Player One back to back, so when a nerd writes a book, I've seen how it can go reasonably OK, and how it can fail horribly and make you feel like you need a shower after reading it.

Ha, I did the exact same thing. Didn't like Ready Player One as much.. probably cause I grew up in the 90s so I knew most of the references in the book but they didn't do anything for me nostalgia-wise. Oh, and the romance stuff was pretty bad. (sticklefifer put it nicely)

3 DONG HORSE
May 21, 2008

I'd like to thank Satan for everything he's done for this organization


Powered Descent posted:

They already used it in the Right Stuff teaser, in very different circumstances than in the book:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wygmxzp6VzY

(Skip to 45 seconds if you're impatient.)

Oh, I should've checked out the OP. I never saw any of those except the trailer. Now I'm even more pumped up.

Matt Damon seems like a perfect Watney.

Zero One
Dec 30, 2004

Z is the new C

Currently 95% on RT: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_martian/

ViggyNash
Oct 9, 2012



I know what I'm doing this weekend.

Enos Cabell
Nov 3, 2004


ViggyNash posted:

I know what I'm doing this weekend.

Watching football? It's not out until October 2 in the US anyway.

marblize
Sep 6, 2015


This TIFF correspondent for mubi ain't about that Mars life

https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/tif...rrespondences-4

(4th and 5th paragraphs)

ViggyNash
Oct 9, 2012


Enos Cabell posted:

Watching football? It's not out until October 2 in the US anyway.

gently caress. I had it in my head it was coming out on the 18th.

Zero One
Dec 30, 2004

Z is the new C

Now 96%.

It was released at some film festival so I wasn't sure if Viggy was going to that.

ketchup vs catsup
Nov 30, 2006


Copernicus, an astronomer by trade who writes about science in cinema, has seen the full movie and says it's Ridley Scott's best work in 30 years.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/73045

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRfpG_jsCE0

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.

he knows...


Ultra Carp

I adored this. The rendering of the surface of Mars is gorgeous and it was crazy to see familiar faces in nearly every single role. Though this could easily be a one-performance kind of thing, by the end I liked that they pulled in a bunch of different characters who all feel developed.

Skip the 3D if you can, but if there's an IMAX release of this I would expect it to be magnificent.

e: reading that negative review from above and this is one of the most cynical readings of this film I can imagine.

quote:

the film above all feels like a milquetoast piece of propaganda for a financially deflated NASA which seems starved for inspiring excitement and, well, inspiration in people.

flashy_mcflash fucked around with this message at Sep 18, 2015 around 13:39

MrYenko
Jun 17, 2012

#2 isn't ALWAYS bad...


Malloreon posted:

Copernicus, an astronomer by trade who writes about science in cinema, has seen the full movie and says it's Ridley Scott's best work in 30 years.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/73045

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRfpG_jsCE0

Mackenzie Davis is listed in that vid as both Mindy Park, and as Rich Purnell. My brains.

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

"Stuff that sits in the ceiling for rats and mice to urinate on."

Fallen Rib

That is a good video, will add it to the OP if he posts his longer version.

Expedition 45 got to watch the movie last night.
https://twitter.com/astro_kjell/sta...619673753477120

quote:

Movie night! What a treat to watch #TheMartian while in space and see reflections of our own #JourneyToMars!


Fox has released a few short clips too:
troy donglover explains a rescue option - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcyfDRYKDJM
storm report - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0V-kqIe4pw
do the math - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KsVojEaoms

Demiurge4
Aug 10, 2011




Man that guy with the constipated look on his face must be so uncomfortable. Or so I thought until I remembered it's zero g and he doesn't need a backrest.

The ISS looks really messy in general though.

CommanderApaul
Aug 30, 2003

It's amazing their hands can support such awesome.


Demiurge4 posted:

Man that guy with the constipated look on his face must be so uncomfortable. Or so I thought until I remembered it's zero g and he doesn't need a backrest.

The ISS looks really messy in general though.

I think that's Scott Kelly. He's got a pretty round head to begin with, and the zero-g fluid to head effect makes him look like a goomba.

Luneshot
Mar 10, 2014



I can't unsee Scott Kelly as a goomba now, thanks a lot.

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.

he knows...


Ultra Carp

Is there a trailer for every drat scene in this movie?

mad.radhu
Jan 8, 2006



Fun Shoe

Demiurge4 posted:

Man that guy with the constipated look on his face must be so uncomfortable. Or so I thought until I remembered it's zero g and he doesn't need a backrest.

The ISS looks really messy in general though.

the lack of gravity means fluids do strange things, and the meat under your eyes isn't held down anymore, giving most people a squinty appearance.

There's a new viral marketing thing from the Ares III Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOXVVvBAl1o

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

"Stuff that sits in the ceiling for rats and mice to urinate on."

Fallen Rib

That is a pretty good trailer. They've been knocking it out of the park with marketing, things that most people probably won't see, like that Ares:Live youtube channel posting these in universe trailers/things.

There is even a pdf document on the Ares 3 mission and crew, as an in universe character bio. I imagine all this still will be great as special features for the DVD.
http://www.docdroid.net/Zxk9zKw/the...-guide.pdf.html

I've updated the OP with the new clips and trailers and that cinema vs science video, which is neat. Also a couple of review synopsis too. It has gone upto 97% of RT.

verdigris murder
Jul 10, 2011

by FactsAreUseless


Is it true that Ridley Scott rejected Russ Crowes suggestion that there should be a scene where

"Damon hallucinates being at one of Crowes real life pop band concerts when he's simply just asleep".

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

"Stuff that sits in the ceiling for rats and mice to urinate on."

Fallen Rib

I think he wanted to reprise his Gladiator role and actually fight Mars, the Roman god of war while Watney watches and records the duel.

verdigris murder
Jul 10, 2011

by FactsAreUseless


Breathing heavily through his mouth.

ryde
Sep 9, 2011



Andy Weir did an AMA on Reddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comm...he_martian_ama/

He cleared up the concerns about the movie giving Watney a family. Its pretty much as everyone expected.

quote:

Andy Weir[S] 348 points an hour ago
He doesn't have a family in the film. That was creative editing in the trailer.

Edit:

Also an interesting note on why Kapoor's ethnicity didn't line up in the movie:

quote:

[]Andy Weir[S] 3 points 50 minutes ago
They had Irrfan Khan lined up for the role, but then a Bollywood contract of his had an unexpected snag and he wasn't able to make the schedule needed for The Martian. This was about three weeks before filming started. So they had to scramble to get a replacement. They no longer had the luxury of targeting an ethnicity. They had to get the biggest name they could get on mega-short notice. That turned out to be Chiwetel. And he did a fantastic job as Kapoor, so everything worked out well in the end.

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Nail Rat
Dec 29, 2000

Haters gonna hate


God forbid we not have a huge name when the movie already has Matt Damon, Ridley Scott, Jessica Chastain, Sean Bean and Kate Mara attached to it.

sticklefifer
Nov 11, 2003

TOO EASY

I think the really important question is, does Sean Bean die?

Bruceski
Aug 21, 2007

The tools of a hero mean nothing without a solid core.


sticklefifer posted:

I think the really important question is, does Sean Bean die?

Everybody dies.

TerminalSaint
Apr 20, 2007

Where must we go...

we who wander this Wasteland in search of our better selves?


Pillbug

Wow, spoiler that poo poo.

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.

he knows...


Ultra Carp

sticklefifer posted:

I think the really important question is, does Sean Bean die?

Eventually, but not during the running time of the film.

Lord Waffle Beard
Dec 7, 2013


This movie is a rip off of Interstellar

Zero One
Dec 30, 2004

Z is the new C

No theaters by me are showing this in IMAX. It's all the special release of The Walk.

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Yaws
Oct 22, 2013



Groovelord Neato posted:

you guys really don't understand when you link those things they sound like realistic people and not like the guy in the Martian. i don't even know why you folks keep linking them you're completely uncomprehending. i mean right there you didn't even grasp what i was saying is that even if i were to grant he's gonna be "snarky" it's that grown men don't sound like he does. the movie could be pretty good, Jaws is kind of a crappy book but ended up being an amazing movie.

how about you link them talking about the floating turd in another failed attempt at refuting me.

Judging by your writing, I'm genuinely curious if you've read the book. Or any book. Ever.

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