It looks like The Martian might just end up being the sci-fi film we’ve been waiting for. Not only have the early reviews praised director Ridley Scott’s return-to-form after these past few years, but the movie looks like something that few other futuristic sci-fi movies are nowadays – fun. Based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, screenwriter Drew Goddard looks like he has infused the movie with the same kind of humor and sarcastic wit that made the source material so damn entertaining.
The movie looks to be not only a well-made and compelling film though, it also looks like a movie that’s having fun with itself at the same time. Watney’s character has been put into some pretty terrible situations by himself, but instead of becoming stoic and almost boring, he’s using humor to help take himself out of the dire circumstances. Which is something that I think most of us would probably do, and have done in times of distress.
A new clip from the film was released online, and shows Damon’s Mark Watney preparing his survival plan as he awaits his rescue from Mars. Check it out below:
Here’s the movie’s official synopsis:
“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. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel.”
Unlike some other recent sci-fi outings, the movie looks like its accessible to all audiences, and it’s easy to see why this might have been one of the few films critics agreed upon at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. With Damon bringing his usual charm and wit to the role, as well as an all-star supporting cast featuring some of the most talented actors working today – it looks like the creative team might have caught lightning in a bottle with this one.
The Martian is set to hit theatres on October 2nd.
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