The trailer for the adaptation of Andy Weir's The Martian starring Matt Damon has just been released, and hot dang it looks incredible. I love this entire cast, though some of the choices were a bit surprising. (Danny Glover? Kristen Wiig? No complaints, but I sure didn't see that SNL-Community-drama film combination coming. And I kind of like that I'm surprised.) While a part of me worries that too much information was revealed in this trailer, I'm still super excited to see it.
AND SPEAKING OF EXCITED... I am out of my mind excited for this film. I have been so pleased with every installment of this Hunger Games adaptation. It really has renewed my faith in the book-to-film adaptation process. I feel like it has stayed true to the books' story and themes and messages, while still taking some liberties in order to portray those themes in a way that is unique to film. Rather than just show the book in movie-form, it has become its own animal, distinct from, but still complimenting, the books. Very well done, Hunger Games film people.
That being said, this is the film with which I hope they take the most liberties. I wouldn't mind a few things changed here and there. So I watched the trailer eagerly, hoping to see what direction this film might take. And while I'm pretty sure I recognize most events as being taken straight from the book, enough was left out to make me wonder.
Regardless, I will definitely be seeing this film. And I can't wait.
What about you? Do these films excite you? Have you read the books on which these films are based? Are you looking forward to seeing them? Tell me your thoughts!