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
   Watney stays in the MAV until Beck reaches him and they latch on to each other and go back to the Hermes. Lewis reaches the end of the tether and Watney has to jump from the MAV and cut a hole in his glove to fly up to her.
   Mark labels his last 5 meals for different events. One includes surviving something he shouldn't, which he eats after the Rover flips. He only labels the last meal that he eats when he arrives at the Ares 4 site.
   Mark spends a lot of time modding the rover and making a "bedroom" to sleep and stretch out in it Doesn't happen and he appears to sleep on the ground during his trip to the Ares 4 site
   After the HAB airlock incident, Mark uses HAB canvas and sealant to cover the hole He appears to use some kind of cheap plastic from Walmart and duct tape
   Mark talks about rationing the food as being a hassle, but doesn't really mention his physical condition from it. They made it a point to visually show that he was almost starving to death
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