The Martian Movie Clip. Ridley Scott‘s The Martian (2015) movie clip entitled “The Right Stuff” has been released as promotional material for the film, in what has been a great viral marketing run.
We previously published this The Martian article:
Adapted from Andy Weir‘s book and written by Drew Goddard, The Martian stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Sean Bean and Donald Glover.
The Martian‘s plot synopsis: “During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.”
I love Ridley Scott. He will always be a true filmmaking hero of mine. This is a man who made Alien, one of the first horror films to give me serious nightmares and etch its architecture and style into my brain forever more. Blade Runner is like a lifelong dream I’ve been having night by night, drifting off into a fully-realized world, a place where future and past live symbiotically and neo and retro fuse together to form live-action anime. This is the man who made Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven. I will always root for him, and always be excited for his output.
However. This is also the man who has made Prometheus, Robin Hood, Hannibal, Body of Lies, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and other middling, terrible bullshit. The last three times I got excited for his new films, I walked into Body of Lies, Robin Hood, and Prometheus a giddy little boy full of love, and left feeling like I’d just attended a wake. I’ve learned my lessons, and I will not tolerate being slapped around anymore. Therefore, I’ve decided to tread carefully, regarding The Martian and the possibility of it being substantial.
The marketing has been great, and I’m confounded as to why other studios don’t follow suit. This is a science-fiction film involving a crew exploring outer space, so it only makes sense to have viral messages live on YouTube where we, people of Earth, can follow their progress and mission reports as they transgress the boundaries of space and time. It makes this feel bigger, like an event or a game we’re all playing together, and I appreciate that (the trailer we got, though, spoiled far too much. Can we stop this now, please?).
In any case, here’s a new viral clip featuring Damon and Chastain and others. Are you excited?
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