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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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
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In the Book In the Movie
   Mark spends 2 days in the rover because the air is full of Hydrogen from his water making. He has to figure out how to clean the air. After blowing up, he successfully keeps making the water and it isn't an issue again.
   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.
   While making modifications to the rover, Watney accidentally fries the electronics of Pathfinder with the "Pathfinder Murdering Drill". He then uses rocks to spell our morse code to one way communicate with NASA. The Pathfinder radio is never damaged.
   Mark's logs are written. He video records his logs.
   After Mark gets the Pathfinder working and realizes the signal was received by NASA he sits down and cries a lot. This doesn't happen.
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