Mark Watney is Wall-E in this Brilliant The Martian Trailer Mash-Up

Thursday, 03 September 2015 - 1:42PM
The Martian
Thursday, 03 September 2015 - 1:42PM
Mark Watney is Wall-E in this Brilliant The Martian Trailer Mash-Up
When it's released next month, Ridley Scott's The Martian looks set to be one of the best sci-fi movies of the year. The tale of astronaut Mark Watney's struggle for survival on Mars, first told in Andy Weir's book of the same name, is set to be one of the most realistic and grounded portrayals of future human spaceflight of all time. But has it all been done before? While Pixar's Wall-E won't be given any points for realism, a new trailer mash-up shows us that the classic animated movie actually shares many similarities with Scott's upcoming live-action blockbuster.



The whole mash-up works almost too perfectly, but we especially love the comparison between Mark Watney and Wall-E's "Science the shit out of it" moments. Watney is clearly a more established botanist than Wall-E, but the loveable robot does win points for the way he nurtures his little plant.

The video came from Youtube user Tony D, and he's kindly also posted a side-by-side version, which allows you to see the footage from The Martian at the same time.



So now we're not only excited to see The Martian when it comes out on October 2nd, but we're also pretty keen to give Pixar's Wall-E a rewatch while we wait.

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