Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Screenplay by Drew Goddard, based on the 2011 novel The Martian by Andy Weir.
Starring: Matt Damon, with Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, and Donald Glover in supporting roles.
Release: September 30, 2015 (Aus/UK); October 2, 2015 (US)
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NASA astronaut Mark Watney, a botanist and mechanical engineer, is presumed dead and left stranded on Mars when the crew of the Ares 3 - the third manned Mars mission - are forced to abort and head back to Earth during a fierce storm. Watney finds himself stranded and alone, with only meager supplies and his ingenuity, wit, and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal home, despite knowing that even if his survival is made known there is no prospect of a rescue.
Teaser Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue4PCI0NamI
Official Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej3ioOneTy8 (spoilery)
Ares 3: Farewell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CumZP6_9sHU (in universe)
Ares 3: The Right Stuff - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wygmxzp6VzY (in universe | character introduction)
Ares: Our Greatest Adventure - Presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fdKyszL1Zo (in universe)
Bring Him Home - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOXVVvBAl1o (in universe)
Storm Report - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0V-kqIe4pw
Do The Math - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KsVojEaoms
Checks Out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcyfDRYKDJM
Interview between Andy Weir (Author) and Adam Savage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SemyzKgaUU (proclick)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Cast & Filmmaker Q&A Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPlElPBaymw
Science Vs Cinema: The Martian Sneak Preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2COiezJZR28 (review/initial impressions & writeup from aintitcool.com)
Ares 3: The Complete Mission Guide (in universe booklet | crew profiles etc)
Book Quotes: (Also the one in the thread title)
“Everything went great right up to the explosion.”
“I guess you could call it a "failure", but I prefer the term "learning experience".”
“As with most of life's problems, this one can be solved by a box of pure radiation.”
I'm making this thread early so people can discuss the book and the upcoming film someplace that doesn't clutter up the Spaceflight Thread (pro click btw) although I would like people discussing the book to use spoiler tags for major plot points, it looks like this film adaptation will run pretty close to the source material.
You should check out the book, it is very good and a fun read. You can easily knock it out in a day or two.
drunkill fucked around with this message at Sep 22, 2015 around 16:16
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And some promo comic strips:
Expedition 45 to the International Space Station watched an advance screening of the movie while in orbit:
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Currently sitting at 97% on Rotten Tomato with 34 reviews.
New York Post posted:
The best thing that either Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott have done in years. 3.5/4
"The Martian" should do far more than just make Fox a ton of money; it could conceivably rekindle interest in the space program and inspire a new generation of future astronauts.
The Martian is like Gravity without the floating, Apollo 13 without the documentary intrigue and 127 Hours without the mental breakdown. It's not nearly as exciting as you wished it was. 3/5
Aint it cool.com posted:
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/73045 [Cinema Vs Science writeup]
drunkill fucked around with this message at Sep 27, 2015 around 05:43
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Indeed! I recommend watching the interview he did with Adam Savage if you have not (in OP) which is like 98% spoiler free and just talks about the setting and a few situations where for a book he ignored the science in one or two places.
We should probably stick to spoilertags for the book though, if it is specific discussion.
|# ¿ Sep 3, 2015 05:39|
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.
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:
storm report - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0V-kqIe4pw
do the math - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KsVojEaoms
|# ¿ Sep 20, 2015 18:31|
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.
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.
|# ¿ Sep 22, 2015 15:42|
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.
|# ¿ Sep 22, 2015 22:05|
HBO is airing a making of/behind the scenes show on the 28th:
I don't think it is being shown in any Imax cinemas worldwide. Maybe in Liemax but not the proper ones.
No theaters by me are showing this in IMAX. It's all the special release of The Walk.
Sean Bean dies during the 50 minute press conference where he isn't asked a single question and sulks in the back row:
I think the really important question is, does Sean Bean die?
drunkill fucked around with this message at Sep 25, 2015 around 20:51
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Think of a 15 year old today, plays minecraft and tf2 and trashtalks your mum. That is (potentially) Mark Watney.
|# ¿ Sep 27, 2015 20:11|
I just got back, full cinema (so like ~750 people) and the next session has a long queue as we exited.
It was a good movie, it wasn't ever going to be as good of a space movie as Apollo 13 but it was pretty fun. It was more serious then the books, although it still had quite a number of jokes and light moments throughout. Visually it was very nice, Mars looked really cool although the clouds were a bit too thick and moving too fast and when they were in space the planet was moving too fast too but whatever, it has to move otherwise it'd look kinda bad I suppose.
Two fucks in the movie (spoken) with many others implied/muted or as censored text, I'm wondering if the USA version only has the one, since that is what they said.
Quite a few big changes from the book in some aspects, Watney had a pretty easy time in comparison.
No communications failure/short circuiting Pathfinder so he was in full (text only) contact with NASA for the second half of the movie really. No second storm during the rover journey. No rover rollover entering Schiaparelli Crater, so he had an uneventful rover trip. it meant it was less of a challenge or less ingenuity to survive for Movie Watney vs Book Watney, which is mostly understandable.
Sean Bean talking about Project Elrond was great, some meta humour over the top of that book scene given the casting choice, that got quite a laugh from the crowd
edit: Hey Americans, when it comes out how many 'Fucks' does Watney say? There were two here, wondering if your censoring/ratings stuff would allow the second for a pg film.
drunkill fucked around with this message at Oct 1, 2015 around 12:43
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Two fucks and probably 20 shits with the rest of the fucks censored.
I think it was one gently caress and one poo poo in this movie, the rest being subtly censored.
Interesting point to note, in the Ares 3 promo pdf, all the crew photos show them wearing their mars suits, which are damaged and show wear.
The captions of one of the photos in that pdf said it was taken during field trials in Utah.
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