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The Martian (2015)

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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.

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Storyline

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

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2 October 2015 (USA)  »

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The Martian 3D  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$108,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,308,575, 4 October 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$228,433,663

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$629,281,283
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Trivia

The suits in the film use a very complex and actual functioning lighting system. See more »

Goofs

The failed NASA resupply ship was said to contain "protein cubes" which became liquefied under the effect of the rockets acceleration, but no known protein solid undergoes a phase transition to liquid due to gravity or vibration. The followup query of "why didn't that reveal itself during inspection?" is ludicrous as inspection does not precisely simulate launch conditions, it merely confirms current launch worthiness. Why suddenly liquid protein cubes would cause an imbalance is also a mystery unless they were bulk packed and able to coalesce into a large fluid mass moving substantially within the rocket. (This is exactly what happens in the novel, as the protein can compress while the vegetable oil does not.) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Melissa Lewis: 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 should be ideal for chem analysis.
Rick Martinez: Oh, wow. Did everybody hear that? Mark just discovered dirt.
[laughs]
Rick Martinez: Should we alert the media?
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Crazy Credits

"For more of the Ares III story, visit AresLive.com" See more »

Connections

References Fantastic Four (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Waterloo
Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus (as Bjoern Ulvaeus) and Stig Anderson
Performed by ABBA
Courtesy of Polydor Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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safe,dull and ... predictable
3 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

I went to see the martian with high expectations,hoping to get a story that will take you by your throat keeps you on the tip of your seat and thrill you,surprise you...etc etc...i got nothing of the above!! instead i watched a very dull,predictable and very safe movie,Matt Damon,i really love as an actor but he never got to me,i simply was not taken by his acting,it just did not come across,the surrounding characters were so predictable,the young and beautiful captain,another young chick and a science head...the happy Latino...a German...oh please give me a break,who wrote this,and sorry to say but the name Ridley Scott seems to disappoint me more and more the last years.The scene where his garden gets blown away i saw coming from a mile,the science well,that was nicely done for a 10year your kid,but for me it looked like a Sunday afternoon cable movie,safe and predictable.There were so many things they could have done differently,also the music did nothing good for it.the photography could have been done so much better...i am very disappointed.


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