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
   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.
   Watney has to carefully ration his carbon dioxide cartridges for his suits as he has a limited supply. This is not a concern.
   Watney brushes his teeth and shaves each day. Watney has brown teeth prior to his arrival at the Ares 4 MAV and a beard.
   Watney must divert around a dust storm to avoid being trapped and dying from a lack of sunlight to power the rover and his life support. This does not happen.
   Watney flips his rover while driving across a crater and looses a few days making repairs. This does not happen.
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