April 25th, 2015

black, white, suit

The Martian

  • Three minutes of footage from The Martian was shown to audiences at CinemaCon as part of Fox's 2015 presentation to a very positive reception. A lengthy description is available here and here, including:

    The Martian was absolutely the standout film from Fox’s CinemaCon 2015 presentation (a gathering of cinema owners and film industry professionals). This is the gritty, space survivalist film we have been waiting for. No woo-science, no blubbering, no imaginary conversations with imaginary George Clooney — what I saw was a man abandoned on a planet that he is going to fix with science. No, really — the part that put me firmly in the “I must see this” camp for The Martian was after Matt Damon (who plays abandoned Astronaut Mark Watney) realizes that he only has enough food and oxygen for 30 days and says, “I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.” Fuck yes you are.