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.
When discussing his involvement with the Ares 4, Mark describes his actions as that of a Space Pirate. In the Metroid video game series, the infamous Space Pirate Ridley is named for Ridley Scott, the director of this movie.
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 ...
The Ares III mission starts in early November, and Mark is rescued after 561 sols. That means that it would be May or June on Earth. Yet people in New York and Beijing watching Mark's rescue are all dressed as if it is the middle of winter, not to mention, there are snow flurries in front of the CNSA Headquarters in Beijing.
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.
In June of 2016, an extended cut was released on Blu-Ray and Ultra HD 4K Blu-Ray that adds 10 additional minutes of footage.
$54,308,575 4 October 2015