Matt Damon is back in another Sci-fi movie that could arouse scientific curiosity while getting a few laughs and tears out of the audience. The Martian is based on the novel of the same name and was written by Andy Weir. The book itself has been praised for its humor and execution in terms of believable characters and well constructed plot. Scott's film is already the target of scrutiny due to his recent track record with films. Exodus: Gods and Kings has made movie-goers skeptical about Scott as a filmmaker and now they are hoping that this film could be a bounce-back victory for him and are concerned about how accurate the film will be to its literary counterpart.
Here's the plot Synopsis:
During a human mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after being caught in a fierce storm, and is left behind when the rest of the crew evacuate the planet and begin to head back to Earth. Watney finds himself stranded and alone, with only meager supplies and his ingenuity, wit, and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal home, despite knowing that even if his survival is made known there is no realistic prospect for a rescue.
Based on the synopsis we could be in for another movie about Human survival in the face of overwhelming odds and hopelessness. Matt Damon's casting makes this film all that more interesting since he has unique range as an actor and is capable of playing morally conflicted, humorous, troubled, and compelling characters that can make you laugh and cry at the same time. Watney's easy-going comedic personality was considered a staple of the novel that fans hope the film keeps intact. Damon will be carrying the bulk of the film on his shoulders but not all of it since he will have a massive ensemble playing back-up.
The novel also talked alot about science and how it would be utilized heavily by Watney's character, then you see in the trailer how Watney talks about growing a sufficient amount of food in order to survive on Mars. Matt Damon also delivered a line that will probably become an overused meme or your new favorite T-shirt. Science fiction films have made significant gains at the box-office and are becoming an increasingly popular genre. The Martian could have a good box-office turn-out due to a likable cast and the growing appeal of the genre the film is based around. This film will either elevate Scott or it will simply be another reason for people to believe that he has lost his edge as a filmmaker.
The Martian touches down on October 2, 2015.