The Martian – Official Trailer

The Martian is coming to theaters in November 2015.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) 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.

“Help is only 140 million miles away.” Love that.

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22 thoughts on “The Martian – Official Trailer

  1. I unexpectedly loved this book on a visceral level, enough to have read it twice since Christmas and look forward to the movie. Recognizing so many of scenes shown in the trailer, I’d say our man Ridley Scott has a great eye for heart of this story.

  2. One thing that was so great about this book was just how not grimdark it was, despite the logline. Looks like the movie might’ve captured that.

    One thing that wasn’t great about the book was hbj lbh arire fnj Znex be nal bs gur bgure punenpgref rkcrevrapvat gur ernyyl fgebat artngvir rzbgvbaf. Gur nhgube jbhyq nyjnlf ghea gur ivrjcbvag njnl orsber ernyyl ratntvat qrrcyl jvgu nalbar’f natre, greebe, be qrfcnve. I hope the movie improves on that.

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  3. Please Please Please don’t let this be a case where the trailer is the best part of the movie…


    Robert Heinlein said that may be a fatal flaw about Homo sapiens…or it may be the quality which wins us a galaxy.

    The jury is still out, but I’m betting on the latter.

  5. Will this be the movie that breaks the rule that you can’t say “shit” or “fuck” more than so many times without getting an R rating?

    It always bugged the crap, shall we say, out of my kids that teenagers couldn’t see a movie using the kind of language they heard on the bus every day.

  6. Our 12-year-old daughter has already read the book, so we’ll probably take her to see the movie even if it is rated R, or 15, or what have you.

  7. I know I shouldn’t get excited, Hollywood has messed up so many of my favourite books. But here I am, excited as all hell for this.

  8. XKCD’s review of the book is not only funny, but admirably on-target:

    “You know the scene in Apollo 13 where the guy says “we have to figure out how to connect this thing to this thing using this table full of parts or the astronauts will all die?”


    The Martian is for people who wish the whole movie had just been more of that scene.

    It’s better than my own review, elseweb:

    Summary: robinsonade with hydrazine. If Crusoe were a wiseacre blogger, improvising survival on Mars by repurposing a lot of NASA hardware, this is the book he’d have written. Wonderful.

  9. It would appear that File 770 accepts the HTML italics tag in comments, but, sadly, not the bold tag. Or maybe just not bold-within-italics.

    Had I known that, I would have capitalized
    APOLLO 13

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