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.
This is the second movie containing the word 'Martian' in the title and starring Jeff Daniels after My Favorite Martian (1999).
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 Hab's (apparently) only communication antenna that can contact Earth is torn away and likely destroyed in the storm, and anything on the MAV is gone, so Mark is left without any means of communication, until he gets the lander. The MDV is stated to have at least 3 communication devices that can contact the ship in orbit, so it would also be able to contact the satellites in orbit, which contact Earth. The MDV is sure to be able to contact Earth directly, as well as both the working and broken rovers, and the Hab would have had more than one system. Out of all of those other things that would certainly have been able to "phone home".
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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.
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