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Old 06-08-2015, 06:27 PM
 
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Movie's got two of the same cast members from "Interstellar" lol

Why 'The Martian' is going to be the best sci-fi movie - Business Insider

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The first official trailer for the film adaptation of Andy Weir's "The Martian" is out and it looks like it's going to blow "Interstellar" and "Gravity" out of the water.

To some, "The Martian" might just sound like "Interstellar" 2.0: a big budget sci-fi movie where Matt Damon gets stranded in space.

But there's going to be a huge difference between the two sci-fi movies: "The Martian" is going to be heavy on the science fact, and light on the science fiction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue4PCI0NamI
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Maine
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THE MARTIAN is an adaptation of a really good book, so it has that going for it.

On the other hand, Ridley Scott is directing. He has the best visual eye of any director working today, but he lost all sense of story years ago. So that makes me nervous.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:11 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Sounds like It could be a good one. Though I enjoyed both interstellar and gravity, I thought both were a little slow at points. I hope this new one will be a bit faster paced.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Hadn't heard of this movie until this thread title caught my eye. Sounds interesting and I'll watch out for it's release.

Normally being all alone and secluded like that will kill a person, but this character's fierce determination to get home, and stay busy working out projects to sustain himself, keeps him alive (well, assuming that it does).
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I read the book, it was a real snoozer. So I'm not planning to see the movie.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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It sounds interesting but I really liked Interstellar. Still need to see Gravity though...
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Gravity sucked, Interstellar was incredible, I feel like this will fall in between. I saw an extended preview today in Imax 3D for JW, and I do want to see it mostly because it's spacey, but it doesn't look like it will blow me away like Interstellar did.

"Heavy on scientific fact" OP? Dude sits there and using wreckage builds a transmitter to contact NASA and grows 4 years worth of food on a planet where nothing can grow? Yeah, no sci-fi there...

Interstellar was very scientifically accurate in most parts. It went along with many physical theories.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:38 AM
 
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Interstellar is a fantastic film. Seems like it's en vogue to hate Nolan. I didn't realize moviegoers have chosen to gauge how scientifically accurate films set in the future and/or space are. If that's the case, the entire Star Wars saga should be the first item on the grill, because the "science" in those movies is a joke, from a space slug living in an asteroid in the vacuum of space, to handheld laser weapons with beams as long as a sword.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Interstellar is a fantastic film. Seems like it's en vogue to hate Nolan. I didn't realize moviegoers have chosen to gauge how scientifically accurate films set in the future and/or space are. If that's the case, the entire Star Wars saga should be the first item on the grill, because the "science" in those movies is a joke, from a space slug living in an asteroid in the vacuum of space, to handheld laser weapons with beams as long as a sword.
Star Wars is science fantasy rather than science fiction which takes some liberties with space or even science fact. Interstellar and The Martian are science fiction compared to Gravity's science fact. NOTE: Gravity was somewhat stretched but nowhere near the extent of The Martian.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:18 PM
 
Location: West Phoenix
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I don't see how you could say the movie will be sci-fi, if you have read the book, everything he did was based on science and in theory is possible. He was the botanist and mechanic of the flight. Read the book, I am looking forward to the movie, about time hollyweird did something a little new.
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