Who previews a 50-minute portion of a longish film slated to screen at a major film festival in three weeks time? You preview 25 or 30 minutes’ worth, no? For what it’s worth I’ve heard the same admiring remarks, but I’d feel better if the praise wasn’t coming from semi-vested parties or from Collider‘s Haleigh Foutch, whom I presume is inclined to swoon for anything of a galactic or fantastical nature sight unseen. I just want to hear from a cranky nihilist who doesn’t give a shit about anybody or anything — if a person like this says The Martian is top-tier, then I’ll believe it. I’m happy for Scott if the news is true.