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.
NASA estimates a trip to Mars would take about six to eight months with current space travel technology. In The Martian, Watney and the rest of the crew use the fictional Hermes spacecraft to reach the red planet. Hermes is "the most complex and expensive object ever built," astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says in a promotional video for the film. On a real trip to Mars, we'll have to worry about the astronauts losing muscle mass and bone density while spending so much time in a micro-gravity environment. Space is also filled with dangerous cosmic radiation that can rip through a human's very DNA.
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 Mark is brought aboard Hermes, crew members Beth, Martinez and Vogal arrive at the airlock through a section of the ship which is still vacuo as the VAL outer airlock has not been sealed yet. If it could have been opened or closed remotely then Beck wouldn't have had to place the bomb and traverse the exterior of the ship.
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