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
Add/Edit a Character
Enter the Characters Name:

In the Book In the Movie
Mark Watney
Mark Watney
Portrayed by: Matt Damon
Mark Watney's parents
This Character does not appear.
Melissa Lewis
Melissa Lewis
Portrayed by: Jessica Chastain
Venkat Kapoor
Vincent Kapoor
Portrayed by: Chiwetel Ejiofor
The Martian Book vs Movie
Add/Edit a Difference
This Spoils the Ending
In the Book In the Movie
   In the event that the re-supply mission fails, Commander Lewis selects Johannsen to survive. The rest of the crew will die allowing her to eat the rest of the food and survive on the corpses. This is not mentioned.
   Mitch Henderson refuses to admit that he sent the course change to the crew over Teddy Sanders' objections. Mitch stands his ground and insults Teddy. Mitch does not admit to sending the course change information but totally knuckles under and agrees to resign after Ares 3 returns.
   When Isis fails, Watney is instructed to write to the other crew members in case he dies. He tells Lewis it is not her fault he is stranded, encourages Beck to tell Johanssen how he (Beck) feels, encourages Johanssen to be botanist cool and carry a switchblade, tells Vogel that he is secret agent (german accent, base on Mars, chemistry bkgd) and asks Martinez comfort his parents. Watney writes to Lewis and asks that she speak to his parents.
   Watney uses nearly all available space of the HAB including the crews bunks to grow potatoes. Watney uses only the one room for the crops.
   When the HAB air lock explosively detaches, it takes Watney much longer to repair his suit (with glue patches) and to roll the air lock (while inside) to the HAB to retrieve another suit to use. Watney repairs his face plate with tape and takes his time inspecting the HAB.
Prev  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14   Next  |  View All

Login or Register
You'll Need to be logged in to do that!
Login to your Account or Create an Account
User Name:   Username:
Password:   Password:
Verify Password:
Email Address:
(Not Required)

Featured Comparison

The Maze Runner

78 differences