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

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$108,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$54,308,575 (USA) (2 October 2015)

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$228,430,993 (USA) (11 March 2016)
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Filming the NASA scenes took three weeks. See more »

Goofs

In the MAV takeoff scene in the beginning of the movie, the MAV appears to be very vulnerable to strong storms present on Mars and easily tipped over. It seems unlikely that the 2nd MAV could be placed on Mars for long periods of time and be expected to stay upright until the next mission arrived. See more »

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[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.
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Rick Martinez: Should we alert the media?
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Crazy Credits

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. See more »


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"I'm the greatest botanist on this planet!"
2 February 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Martian is a science-fiction film about an astronaut on a mission with his team on Mars who due to an unfortunate storm gets left on the planet alone while struggling to survive and get home.

I had a great time watching this film. Usually movies in this genre can be quite clichéd but The Martian was a very fresh take. It was at times both bleak and intense, and yet somehow still managed to find comedic relief. The acting was superb and a lot of the shots of the sparse terrain of Mars really helped give off that feeling of being alone.

Mark Watney (played brilliantly by Matt Damon) is an interesting character and even though he faces some very dire circumstances followed by self-doubt, he never stops fighting to make it off Mars alive. It was great watching him science his way out of all of his problems, even if most of the science was probably not realistic or accurate (I'm not a scientist of any field so I wouldn't know).

This movie uses both practical effects and CGI to create it's settings and environments and the quality of both were absolutely exceptional. The movie really makes you feel like you're on Mars.

Every now and then you watch a movie that you were expecting nothing from and it ends up being one of your favourites. I can gladly say that The Martian is one of those gems.


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