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.
In comparison to the previous Ridley Scott space epic Prometheus (2012), which was given 34 weeks to have the post production completed, production issues on The Martian (2015) set filming back four weeks, giving the post-production crew a tight 24 weeks to complete the film.
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 Ares IV approaches Earth before returning to Mars, the earth appears partially in shadow as a crescent, but instead of darkness the shadow is filled with stars. (1:37:20). Those "stars" are the lights of cities on the night side of Earth.
At the end of the credits: "The making and authorized distribution of this film supported over 15,000 jobs"
$54,308,575 (USA) (2 October 2015)
$228,430,993 (USA) (11 March 2016)
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