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.
Sean Bean who plays Mitch Henderson and who also played Boromir in The Lord of the Rings is present on the scene when they are discussing the "Elrond Project" which was named in reference to The Lord of the Rings.
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...
Orbits and gravity assist maneuvers don't take much computing power to calculate, are commonly used for all sorts of interplanetary missions and are well understood by most people working at NASA. Taking days to research, using a supercomputer, and needing to be in the same room as the supercomputer are all unnecessary.
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.
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