Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Book-to-Film: TRAILERS for The Martian by Andy Weir and Mockingjay Part 2 by Suzanne Collins

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!

6 comments:

  1. I haven't read The Martian but the movie does look awesome. I totally agree with you about The Hunger Games. The movies have done a great job and I'm excited to see this one.

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    1. I'm right there with you! My hold for the Martian at the library is almost up, so I'm excited to finally read that one.

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  2. I haven't read The Martian, but I've heard it's good and the trailer looks exciting. I and so excited about Mockingjay, Part 2. I cannot wait!!! :D

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    1. Me neither!! I'm kind of sad that these HG adaptations are ending. I've really enjoyed them a lot more than I ever expected.

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  3. I'm SO excited for Mockingjay!! You should come see it with us. We always go with a group of bloggers.

    I'm not a Matt Damon fan, and I haven't been impressed with the space movies lately, so I don't know if I'll see The Martian.

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    1. That would be so fun!! I'll have a newborn by the time Mockingjay is released, so I'll be massively sleep deprived, but I will definitely be seeing it anyway. I'd love to go with you guys!

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