The Martian

A new trailer for Ridley Scott’s The Martian has just been released into the wild, and it is glorious! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the book of the same name written by Andy Weir, I highly recommend it. (The audio book version is fantastic!)

Here is an official synopsis:

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.

Even from the trailer, it’s easy to quickly get lost in the story and think “Oh crap! We have to save Watney!” Like the book, it latches onto your heart really quickly and doesn’t let go. This is one movie that the Stolendroids team cannot wait to see.  What are your thoughts?

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