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.
The buildings that represent the NASA HQ and the Chinese space centre in the film are Budapest's two famous cultural hubs that are only 3 tram stops from each other in real life.
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...
With rover data, we've learned that Martian surface dirt contains roughly 0.5% Calcium Perchlorate. This is a salt that is toxic to plants. Before Mr. Watney could grow his potatoes he would have needed to extract these salts. Also, according to data from the Curiosity rover, martian soil contains roughly 30 liters of water per cubic meter. Much of this water can be extracted by simply heating the soil. Heating martian soil and will liberate significant quantities of water. This leaves only the engineering problem of catching the water and condensing it for use by the Martians. For Mr. Watney, this means the easiest way of making water in the Hab was to bring mars dirt inside, wait a while for it to warm up, and then replace it with fresh dirt.
In the opening credits, the letters of "THE MARTIAN" fade away but as the top of the "T" fades, it then leaves an "I" onscreen for a fraction of a second, reminiscent of Ridley Scott's "Alien," where the letters slowly fade in one at a time.
€2,264,233 (Italy) (4 October 2015)
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