GoFundMe is an excellent resource to raise money for a variety of good causes but you won’t believe what people are donating money to this time around.
A new Hollywood sci-fi movie starring Matt Damon tells the story of an astronaut stuck helplessly on Mars. Even though most people are aware of the fact that mankind has not yet set foot on the planet, some people actually think The Martian is based on a true story.
Filmmakers worked with NASA to make sure every technical detail is true to life; the result is a realistic experience that puts moviegoers in astronauts' space suits and mindset.
Audiences are already taking to The Martian and praising it on social media because of the brilliant plot, amazing graphics and stellar acting. All of that combined to somehow convince less sophisticated viewers that the film is based on a true story.
AA: Watched The Martian last night. I'm smart enough to know it's not real.. (though I admit I googled about it)— Amir_Ayu (@_AA_AJ_) October 9, 2015
Hahaha! I'm one of those dickheads that had to double check The Martian wasn't based on a true story ????????— • Emma • (@LemonsAplenty) October 9, 2015
Fact: The movie "The Martian" is based on a True Story... Don't say nothing though, the government don't want you to know about it...— Chris Espinoza (@CrispyTheHog) October 9, 2015
The women next to me just asked if the new movie "The Martian" is a true story.... She is a professor at Syracuse University. #wut— Gabriela Caruso (@caruso_gabby11) October 9, 2015
Is The Martian based on a true story? The world may never know.— Brenden Jay (@_BrendenJay_) October 9, 2015
*Me and Courtney sit down to see The Martian* Courtney- "this is based off a true story right?" ????????— Shelbssss (@driver_shelbey) October 9, 2015
Why do people keep asking if The Martian is based on a true story? Of course it is! how else would NASA know if there was water on Mars?— Kyle Aronson (@KyleAronson) October 9, 2015
Some soft-hearted people even went the extra mile for Matt Damon and created a GoFundMe page to save him from Mars and bring him back to Earth. The page aims to collect $99 million for the cause and so far has only raised $10.
Guess Damon isn’t coming back anytime soon.