What's the Difference between The Martian the Book and The Martian the Movie?

Science Fiction

The Martian

Released: 2011
Author: Andy Weir

The Martian

Released: 2015
Director: Ridley Scott
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Mark Watney
Mark Watney
Portrayed by: Matt Damon
Mark Watney's parents
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Melissa Lewis
Melissa Lewis
Portrayed by: Jessica Chastain
Venkat Kapoor
Vincent Kapoor
Portrayed by: Chiwetel Ejiofor
The Martian Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Mark goes into great detail about the science he is using to fix his situation. He says he's going to have to "science the shit of this" in regards to fixing his situation.
   Mark says the crew had 56 days of food for redundancy. He says they had 68 days of food.
   The crew evacuates on Sol 6. They leave the HAB together when Watney is lost and presumed dead. They evacuate on Sol 18. Martinez is prepping the MAV when the rest of the crew evacuates.
   Watney wakes up to the high oxygen alarm outside. He pulls the antenna out of his hip and seals it with a patch kit. He returns to the HAB where he sutures his wound. Watney awakes to an oxygen warning and walks into the HAB where he removes the antenna piece. He digs around in his abdomen then staples the wound shut.
   The terms of the Chinese supplying a booster for the supply vessel are more detailed. They will trade the booster for the right to select and train their own astronaut for Ares 5. These details are not revealed until the end of the movie.
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