From his classics Blade Runner and Alien, to more recent entries like Prometheus and The Martian, the year-old filmmaker has been eternally interested in the world outside our own. Having worked closely with NASA over the course of making of his latest film The Martian — which follows the plight of an astronaut stranded on Mars — Scott was at their headquarters in Washington when early news of the breakthrough came filtering through. To take it one step further, the veteran creative can barely contain the excitement in his voice when he talks about The Martian being viewed in space by actual astronauts.
The Martian is a feel-good, science positive, uplifting film about the power of the human spirit, botany, and engineering. It looked, from the credits, like it had at least 8 scientific advisors from NASA and possibly other places.
Too bad that Ridley Scott only half listened to them. Take a look at this link for a scathing review of the science in Prometheus. A scientist as the hero! And a plot that involves explaining what Mark was doing as he was doing it although never far from the surface. This is, in my opinion, just a little bit lazy plotting and a desire for some dramatic visuals.
There are many other possible reasons that Mark might have been left on Mars that are more realistic, but maybe less dramatic.
Hmm…hydrazine is rather toxic. He probably would have killed himself before getting much water, especially working with it as depicted in the movie. It even makes the USS Enterprise look cramped.
Similar giant ship silliness has been pointed out for Prometheus. Or Sarah Jessica Parker? Could this be an embedded hilarious joke by the director? Apparently whoever cast the film was not allowed to meet any real astronauts. Jessica Chastain is a wonderful actress, she is just not the right actress for this part —she exudes little or no confidence, clarity, competence, intelligence, control or inherent leadership qualities of any kind.
Check out Anamaria Marinca in Europa Report if you want to see how one should cast this part. Check out any armed forces commercial on television if you want to see more appropriate portrayals.
This is only a hypothesis, of course. Well, okay, none that involve awesome explosions in space complete with sound!
Just like in Star Wars, but unlike in A Space Odyssey, where accuracy was a bit more in evidence. This also has been discussed in a review in the Guardian.
I recently was working with a high school science teacher who said he had to walk out on the movie because the buildup of little mistakes became too great for him to tolerate.
Maybe, but just maybe, with a little more attention to detail i. But this is only a hypothesis. Despite all this grousing about details, The Martian is the most science positive blockbuster level movie from Hollywood in some time — and that alone is an important and significant accomplishment in my little opinion — just remember to squint through the parts that remind you of some of the answers you typically find on high school science tests — mostly well meaning, but not quite in tune with reality.The Martian is a science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon.
The screenplay by Drew Goddard is based on Andy Weir's novel The Martian about an astronaut who is mistakenly presumed dead and left behind on Mars.
The film depicts his struggle to survive and others' efforts to rescue him. The Martian is directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Prometheus) and written by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods). Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) became one of the first.
Ridley Scott reveals just how closely he worked with NASA for hit film The Martian. WHEN news about water on Mars trickled into NASA headquarters, director Ridley Scott was standing right there.
Politics and Religion in Ridley Scott’s The Martian October 12, By Collin Garbarino in Culture, Politics, Religion Tags: Movies, science fiction 1 Comment The Martian is good science fiction.
Simply put, "The Martian" from director Ridley Scott and headlining star Matt Damon, is a great survival film. It strikes all of those aforementioned chords of survival essence and entertainment. Giving it the easy labels of "Castaway in Space," "Robinson. Aug 29, · The Martian is a science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and based on Andy Weir's novel of the same name.
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