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The Martian film

  1. Sep 24, 2015 #1
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2015
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  3. Sep 24, 2015 #2
    Wow it looks amazing! Now I'm excited too!
  4. Sep 24, 2015 #3


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    The problem is, should I read the book first?
    My friend gave me her copy of the book this last Monday.

    She'd been meaning to loan it to me for months.
  5. Sep 24, 2015 #4
    My dilemma as well. We only have a week until the movie is out.
  6. Sep 28, 2015 #5
    Haha I was really excited to see it this past weekend... Only to find out that it is released next weekend!
    Thats what I get for assuming that all this hype on social media implied that it was released.

    I debated reading the book after I saw the first trailer, but I fell back on past experience. Movies can be good. But the book is almost always better. So if you see the movie then read the book you get double enjoyment. If you read the book and then see the movie you're disappointed in how much better the movie should have been :)
  7. Oct 2, 2015 #6
    93% on RT! I can't wait to see it next week!
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    Yeah, this does look like a good one, and Matt Damon is usually good. It has gotten unusually high ratings for this type of movie.
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    4 hours until showtime for me. :smile:
    Ugh! It's in 3D. I hope that technology has improved a bit.

    ps. In case anyone was wondering why I posted an image of the book, it's because my friends' houseboat burned down the day before one of them gave me their copy, and the book is one of only a few items that survived. I never got past the first sentence of the novel, as it seemed oddly appropriate, for both the situations, and I couldn't stop laughing.

    "...laughing and crying. You know, it's the same release..."
  10. Oct 2, 2015 #9


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    I liked it.
  11. Oct 2, 2015 #10


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    My brother also liked it:

    Elon Musk
    Mostly accurate and fun movie about Mars. Worth seeing.​
  12. Oct 2, 2015 #11


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    So he survives! Great, thanks! :smile:
  13. Oct 5, 2015 #12
    Saw it yesterday! really great film! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    However 1 small issue.

    Matt Damon's character should've been named Marvin! :-p
  14. Oct 7, 2015 #13


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    Overall I quite liked it. I think the *small* changes they made to the book cheapened the story, but that's Hollywood for you.

    Overall probably my favorite outer space movie yet!
  15. Oct 7, 2015 #14
    You didn't show up to the theater with your old "Jaws 3-D" anaglyph glasses from 1979 you've been holding onto for such an occasion, did you? :oldbiggrin:

    I saw it yesterday. Loved it. Would recommend seeing it in 3D with the rest of the Roy Orbison clones. The panning landscape shots of the Mars terrain in 3D looks real neato!
  16. Oct 25, 2015 #15
    Here comes the big question though: is it actually possible?

    These people made Gravity look like child's play. Walk upto NASA in this movie and say "we have a astronaut stuck in orbit " and they will bring her back before you have the complimentary muffin. :P
  17. Oct 25, 2015 #16
    Going to see it tonight!
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    Bring back some popcorn to share !
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    I saw the film a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. As usual there are a few holes in the science from time to time but, otherwise it was really good.
  20. Nov 3, 2015 #19


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    No followup? Were you that disappointed?
  21. Nov 3, 2015 #20


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    Due to a freak dust storm, Greg will be temporarily delayed. For a year and a half.
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