Here's a very dramatic video about landing on Mars:
Amy and I just got back from 2 days of training at JPL. We worked on designing camera activities (MastCam for me, and MastCam and MAHLI for Amy) based on image requests from the science theme groups. We learned a lot about how the process of deciding what the rover is asked to do as well as what it can actually do. It seems more and more real every time.