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.
Small changes were made to the script during filming, in part to have better scientific accuracy. Producer Mark Huffam said, "We're working with 90% of the script that we started with".
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...
During his journey mark spends time sleeping under a wheel in shadow, in reality this would be incredibly cold as the sand he'd be sitting on would be well bellow freezing. If the rover is cold without heating this should be equally if not more unbearable.
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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