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.
Matt Damon has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in this film. This makes him the only nominee in the Best Actor category of the 88th Academy Awards who was nominated for playing a fictional character. ... ...
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...
When Watney first tries to make water using hydrazine, it explodes and he explains it by saying "best guess: I forgot to account for the excess oxygen I've been exhaling." The reaction, however, is limited by hydrogen and he has control over that, so increasing the amount of oxygen won't cause an explosion. Also, Mark wasn't wearing a space suit in that scene, so he wouldn't have added oxygen to the environment while breathing, he would have removed some instead. In the book, the explosion happens when the reaction is oxygen-controlled with an abundance of hydrogen. Mark is wearing a space suit, which provides him with oxygen and dumps out his exhaled air (which contains some oxygen); over a long period of time, excess oxygen accumulated and caused the explosion, so the explanation used makes sense in the book, but not in the movie.
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.
$54,308,575 (USA) (2 October 2015)
$228,430,993 (USA) (11 March 2016)
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