[Alternatives] – Movie Trailers – The Martian

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Movies Trailers – The Martian (2015)

Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Space, Survival, Thriller 
Duration: N/A
Directed By: Ridley Scott

Screenplay By: Drew Goddard

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

the martian - movie poster 2015After Gravity and Interstellar, I am excited for this space movie for reasons of my fascination with space and because I haven’t read the book (even though I voted for this book to win the 2014 Goodreads Science-Fiction award LOL). What’s also interesting is that Andy Weir’s The Martian stars Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain who, if you remember, was in Interstellar LOL. (The events are secretly of a parallel universe–even if it does feel like a prequel of sorts; especially the video logs).

Anyhow, part of me feels like the trailer gives away a lot of plot points of the story (or maybe I’m just overthinking what could happen). For those who follow trailer music companies, the company behind the music used in the first trailer from 1-minute-ish is from Audiomachine (I love them!)

The Martian is slated to be released around November 25, 2015 depending on your region and stars some pretty big names. Including (but not limited to): Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, and Donald Glover.

But yeah the trailer released today so you know how it is with me needing to keep you all in the loop with what I’m interested in watching (i.e. Jurassic World this weekend!)

If you’ve read The Martian, what was your opinion of it?

How do you feel about our fascination with everything space and otherworldly? (Would you sign up to colonize elsewhere?)

Will you be seeing this adaptation or is recent television/film media completely saturated with space flicks?


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13 thoughts on “[Alternatives] – Movie Trailers – The Martian”

  1. I disliked the Martian a lot lol. It might be more of it’s-not-you-it’s-me situation though. I felt like the characters were unbelievably unrealistic, the dialogue cringeworthy at best, and the writing meh. If anything, the author should have written a book titled How to Survive on Mars 101 because I felt like the author was way too into the technicality than the other stuff that makes up a story.


  2. I haven’t read this book yet (so I’m putting off watching the trailer, even though I really want to!) but I love science fiction so I’m super excited for this movie! And the cast looks awesome- SEBASTIAN STAN! The best part is that it’s coming out right in time for my winter break! 🙂


    1. It’s actually a good call to not watch the trailer. I’ve watched it twice now and I feel as though it gave away a lot of the plot. (So, I’m an idiot for going through two passes of the trailer haha). But that’s exciting that you can celebrate your break with a chill film (well as chill as being stranded in space can be).

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