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Obviously, Andy Weir’s story takes place in the future, though the novel, and Sir Ridley Scott’s movie, never specified in which year the narrative takes place. Well, that was unacceptable for a select few who adore the tale of Mark Watney, and they finally figured out the exact date in which The Martian takes place.
Ridley Scott’s The Martian has been nearly universally praised for its smart and fantastic approach to sci-fi – centering on a character who has fun while solving life-threatening problems with science – but the film also truly has a wonderful pop culture sensibility.
Is it an “Oscar” movie? The first time I watched Sir Ridley’s sci-fi thriller in Toronto, it felt more like a free-flowing crowd-pleaser, and not quite an awards-contending drama. On a second pass, however, the human drama hit harder, the director’s nimble dance through the science impressed even more, and Matt Damon captivated in what amounts to an impossible role.
One of the more unexpected elements of The Martian (at least for those who haven't read the book) is the sense of humor, though the film almost arrived without one of its funniest bits.
Just what makes The Martian such a critical and financial darling? Well, there's 5 clear reasons that we feel The Martian is going to be on a lot of top 10 lists come this December.
If you're a fan of The Martian, both in its book and film forms, then you're going to enjoy reading this recap of the 5 biggest changes the film made.
Tis the season! Traveling up the East Coast is an intensifying hurricane that threatens the possibility of severe rain, harsh winds, and leaving the the house, nearly impossible. And though movie theaters are the perfect place to spend a rainy day afternoon, Hurricane Joaquin may bring more than a few light showers, making it particularly difficult to get out in your car and drive to the theater.
While it’s possible that the storm affecting the East Coast could reduce the film’s overall performance, strong reviews and powerful word-of-mouth likely will continue to keep The Martian near the top of the box office charts for weeks to come. With or without space diapers.
Out of all the things that could kill Mark Watney in The Martian, there's one that he never would have expected. Read on to find out what he's up against.
It’s a big weekend for Ridley Scott as his much talked about sci-fi film, The Martian, hits theaters. The buzz has been positive and the reviews are looking good, but how will that translate into box office cash?
The idea that Blade Runner 2 is happening is still a bit shocking. Even more bizarre is the idea that the film might even be good. But fear not, good Blade Runner fan, because Harrison Ford doesn’t just think the script is good, he thinks it's great.
Ridley Scott is largely responsible for unleashing one of the scariest movie aliens of all time on audiences, but the question of whether or not he actually believes there are extraterrestrials was still up in the air.
Ridley Scott has big plans for the Blade Runner franchise. In fact, as he revealed with Prometheus just last week, he envisions that there will be several sequels. The workaholic is making the rest of Hollywood look really, really bad.
There’s only one movie on the docket this week, one step taken further into the depth of the fall season, but it looks like a good one. Matt Damon settles down for an extended stay on the Red Planet in The Martian.
What do you think? Was it wise to adopt a title that leans on the Alien brand? Will this next film be the one that closes the gap between Scott’s seminal Alien movie, and these latest efforts? Weigh in below.
We know that Prometheus is linked to Alien, but exactly how has been muddy and vague. However, Prometheus 2 just got a new title and that connection is now explicit.
Ridley Scott is kind of fortunate that he's getting the opportunity to make Prometheus 2. But he doesn't want to stop there. In fact, Sir Ridley has got so many ideas for the franchise that he wants to make Prometheus 3 and Prometheus 4.
The end of PrometheusPrometheus 2 will look to address the biggest of these uncertainties.
At this stage, Ridley Scott's Prometheus 2 most definitely stands as a mystery, with not much known about exactly how the movie will pick up the story where its predecessor left things. Next to nothing is known about the plot, but at the very least we now do know that we will get to see the return of Michael Fassbender's android character, David.
As filmmakers tend to be people who love movies, they also find motivation and inspiration in the work of others, and Ridley Scott just revealed how Star Wars compelled him to make Alien.