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[Movie Trailer] The Martian

Based on the novel of the same name, the novel begins thusly:
“I’m pretty much fucked.”
Excerpt From: Andy Weir. “The Martian.” iBooks.
Writers, take note, this is how to begin a novel.
And the trailer has arrived! Staring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover directed by Ridley Scott.
I’m happy to see Ridley Scott directing Sci-Fi again. I’m happy to see anyone directing good sci-fi like Interstellar. I would be remiss in saying I am reminded of Mission to Mars and Red Planet both came out in 2000. Both films I enjoyed on their own merits even if they didn’t stick the landing.
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus may have been an over baked turd but the set designs and the SFX were worth ignoring the plot holes you could Tokyo drift a Star Destroyer through.
And the book is a pretty good read as well.