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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.

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

Drew Goddard (screenplay by), Andy Weir (based on the novel by)
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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 37 wins & 185 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Damon ... Mark Watney
Jessica Chastain ... Melissa Lewis
Kristen Wiig ... Annie Montrose
Jeff Daniels ... Teddy Sanders
Michael Peña ... Rick Martinez
Sean Bean ... Mitch Henderson
Kate Mara ... Beth Johanssen
Sebastian Stan ... Chris Beck
Aksel Hennie ... Alex Vogel
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Vincent Kapoor
Benedict Wong ... Bruce Ng
Mackenzie Davis ... Mindy Park
Donald Glover ... Rich Purnell
Nick Mohammed ... Tim Grimes
Shu Chen ... Zhu Tao
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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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Bring Him Home See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Facebook | Official Site | See more »

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Martian 3D See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The exterior Martian scenes were shot at a slower speed to simulate Mars' gravity, which is 38% of Earth's gravity. Therefore, anything on the surface of Mars needed to appear lighter and have a slight bounce to it. However, the frame rate that was desired would not allow the cameras to run in sync. To negate this, the film was shot at 48 frame per second during exterior scenes, which was then sped up to the standard 24 frame per second. This meant that much audio had to be re-recorded in post. As a result of this, syncing up audio with Mark's lips filmed at a slower frame rate would have been impossible. Ridley Scott chose to have Mark "narrate" the scenes instead of having him talk in the suit to avoid this problem. See more »

Goofs

The launch of the IRIS probe shows an Atlas rocket with a payload faring that is wider than the all-white rocket body (the footage is the launch of Mars Science Laboratory, the "Curiosity" rover). But the breakup is a Delta rocket with a dark rocket body and flush payload faring (footage is from the Delta 178 GOES-G launch failure in 1986). 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

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Soundtracks

Rock the Boat
Written by Wally Holmes (as Waldo T. Holmes)
Performed by The Hues Corporation
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The Martian: A Classic by all means.
25 December 2015 | by niutta-enricoSee all my reviews

I read some of the reviews and decided to review this title myself. That's because I'd like you not to miss this lovely movie.

It got some very bad criticism (Reviews&Ratings first page hosts at least 4 reviewers rating this title '1', lowest possible value on IMDb), most of which deals with Physics laws bended to screenwriter's desire.

Well I just want to reassure you that even though I am among the nerdiest guys on the Internet, I didn't get annoyed from what I saw. Not once. And if you weren't annoyed by Tom Hanks and his boys killing almost an entire German Division before giving up in 'Save Private Ryan' you won't be annoyed too.

It's a movie, not a documentary. And it's a great movie, a classic by all means.


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