Watch the You-Know-What Out Of This New Trailer for The Martian

The second full trailer for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming film The Martian dropped this morning and it looks like a whole red-planetful of awesome space adventure! Directed by Ridley Scott and based on the runaway hit novel of the same name by Andy Weir, The Martian stars Matt Damon as Mark Watney, a member of a fictional yet not-too-distant-future NASA mission to explore the surface of Mars. After a violent dust storm batters the camp the team is forced to abort the mission, abandoning the base and Watney, who was injured and assumed dead. Except, of course, he’s not, thus beginning his new mission to remain alive on Mars long enough to be rescued — a feat which will require bravery, brains, luck… and a whole you-know-what-load of science. (If you haven’t read the book yet, it’s a lot of fun. I highly suggest it.) So check out the trailer above, and feel free to repeat as necessary.

The Martian opens in U.S. theaters on Oct. 2. Visit the official movie site here.

11 Replies to “Watch the You-Know-What Out Of This New Trailer for The Martian”

  1. The stroboscopic trailer format is ridiculous. But the movie seems to be as great as the book.

  2. Yep.
    Don’t let any shot last more that 500 milliseconds on the screen. 200 preferred.
    And Mannnn, it is one of my very favorite pet peeves!
    And annoying as HECK!

    1. Pausing it I think that they have made a pretty Martian landscape and the base seems realistic. The spaceship is maybe larger than necessary, but it’s not supposed to be the first trip to Mars. Over the years a reusable spaceship can be extended. Realism is important, I can’t stand most sci fi. Seveneves is for example just irritating.

      1. I’m guessing you know this, but realism is what the book and movie are pretty much supposed to be all about. The author took painstaking steps to get the science correct because that was the main driving goal he had when he originally wrote it. I’m antsy thought to see Phil P. take a whack at it once it’s released. Hope he is left with little to say!

      2. Yeah, I heard an interview with the author and he says that experts have said that he only made two mistakes. A Martian sandstorm is not that violent (although it immediately destroyed the only successful Soviet Mars lander Mars 3), and something with a chemical formula without any consequence to the story. And it’s his first book, there’s some public interest in space after all.

      3. My annoyance with science fiction is a weak story. For instance, I did not like Europa Report or Interstellar because the plots in those movies were so boring and none of the characters were likeable at all. I much preferred films with -ahem- glaring scientific flaws but compelling stories like the original Star Wars trilogy, Wrath of Khan, and more recent science fiction films like Moon, District 9, and even Avatar.

        I wonder why it is so hard to make a movie that has both sound science and a solid plot? Maybe 2001 was one of a kind.

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