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The Martian trailer: the mission to save Matt Damon begins

No matter how brilliant and resourceful you are, being stranded alone on Mars is a nightmare. That's the plight of NASA botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) in the upcoming space epic The Martian, and in the film's latest trailer we get another close look at his struggle to survive. After a freak accident maroons him on the Red Planet, he must learn how to grow food while he waits for rescue. Thankfully, his colleagues back on Earth concoct a plan to make it back to him and bring him home, but the risk of losing one of their own is extremely high. All this looks pretty exciting. We just have one question: is anyone else getting a Watchmen vibe from this trailer?

The Martian hits theaters on October 2nd.