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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Trailer Watch: Matt Damon Tries to MacGyver His Way from Outer Space in THE MARTIAN

Is this the second time Matt Damon has been left for dead after a failed mission in a movie? Like, within the last year? Oh gawd, Matt, Hollywood may be trying to tell you something...

Since I admired Interstellar, I am interested to see the story told from Damon's character's point of view, or so it seems that's the way the plot goes in director Ridley Scott's THE MARTIAN. And how funny is it that Jessica Chastain's character is once again back at the space station fearing the worst (yet probably relieved it's him and not here). But what does set THE MARTIAN apart from its predecessor is that there seems to be a bit more diversity in the cast: Chiewetel Ejiofor, who's taking the sci-fi world by storm lately, Donald Glover and Michael Peña join Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig (who's one expression in the trailer made me laugh, twice), and Kate Mara.

More on the film below:

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. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

THE MARTIAN was adapted by Drew Goddard from the Andy Weir novel and is scheduled to hit theaters in November.

Watch the trailer:

What do you think?


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