PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Cate Blanchett was Ridley Scott's original choice for the role of Commander Lewis, which would have marked a reunion between the actress and director after Robin Hood (2010), but Blanchett couldn't take it due to a scheduling conflict. The role went to Jessica Chastain instead.
All right team, stay in sight of each other. Let's make NASA proud today.
Rick Martinez: How's it looking over there, Watney?
Mark Watney: Well, you will be happy to hear that in Grid Section 14-28, the particles were predominately coarse but in 29, they're much finer and they...
Mark Watney wants to record a video log for the first time after the movie opening. He sits down and starts typing his name and password. The letters appearing as he is typing them, however, do not match his hand and finger movements. It is rather a pre-recorded video sequence (or someone else is typing for him). Also, moments later when video starts, this isn't a live stream from the camera in front of Mark, it's a pre-recorded material, as is doesn't match the reality; Mark's hand is right above the keyboard, his wrap does cover the table a bit, and there are no maps in front of him. In the video recording shot, however, Mark's hand is at his chest and there are maps on the table. Not to mention that the camera angle doesn't match the video feed.
Disco music, which had been a running gag throughout the film, is played during the ending credits. Appropriately, the first song played is "I Will Survive," which features the lyric "And so you're back, from outer space."
€2,264,233 (Italy) (4 October 2015)
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