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The Martian on course for a Gravity-defying record

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Former Paramedic, Shaun moved from Miami to Daytona Beach seeking to continue his passion for film and video. Having worked online in web marketing , he now applies his knowledge about video production and visual graphics to his independent short film and video projects, creates freelance marketing promos and sales video.

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With its US box office hitting the 55 million mark, Ridley Scott’s Sci-Fi adventure has reached the potential momentum to break the current October theater release record held by Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 film “Gravity” (Cuarón 2013). Only $700,000 short of that mark, “The Martian” is showing no signs of losing speed before the final figures are in. For those for you that have been living under a rock, either on earth or any other planet, “The Martian” is a science fiction story about a failed manned mission to Mars or an astronaut presumed dead and left behind in the evacuation.

 

As we see late season films that challenge box office records emerge, it seems to be showing a sign that audiences are no longer pre-ordained for the historic “Summer Blockbuster Season. This could begin to change preconceived idea about marketing and target premier dates. Now more than ever the audience is ready to see more and more, high budget and better quality films all year round, instead of waiting for the standard spring, summer, winter releases. Now we know that we have a viable market during the “off” season and the audience will be ready, cash in hand.

DOES WATER ON MARS NEWS DAMPEN “THE MARTIAN’S PLOT?

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Former Paramedic, Shaun moved from Miami to Daytona Beach seeking to continue his passion for film and video. Having worked online in web marketing , he now applies his knowledge about video production and visual graphics to his independent short film and video projects, creates freelance marketing promos and sales video.

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 The upcoming Sci-Fi film “The Martian” may have had its plot hampered by some real life science. In the film, the lead character is stranded on Mars without enough food to last until his rescue, forcing him to find creative ways to grow a crop without the presence of water.

 

Interestingly enough, just before the film is set to open in theaters this Friday, Today, N.A.S.A. announced the unfortunate fact that there may actually be water on Mars in much higher quantities than previously known. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured photos, the strongest evidence yet, that salty liquid water flows on the planet’s surface during warm seasons. The Rover Curiosity has confirmed some of these findings.

Does this news take the splash out of the opening of Ridley Scott’s latest Sci-Fi Adventure? I think not! The findings of the N.A.S.A and J.P.L missions indicate that there could be water, at certain times and certain places on the Red Planet. I think a good analogy would be that of saying that because that is water somewhere in the Sahara desert, anyone can just go for a stroll through it.

Many science fiction books and film scripts have had to deal with real life science catching up to them. One example is a short story written by Isaac Asimov in which he acknowledges that in the story “The Dying Night“, he stated that the planet mercury only shows one face toward the sun. It was later discovered that mercury does in fact change rotation slightly over a much greater time, a fact Asimov noted when the story appeared in subsequent anthologies printed after this advance in scientific knowledge.

This newly discovered fact about water on Mars should not deter any but the most obstinate movie goer’s. The one’s who refuse to suspend their disbelief for their own enjoyment. I think the proper nomenclature for these type of viewers would be trolls.

All this means is that the writers of science fiction are going to have to “up their game” and dig deep for creative ideas. Writers will find it necessary to begin creating even more fantastic fictional stories, because the present is quickly catching up with the future.

See the Film Trailer here :  https://youtu.be/Ue4PCI0NamI