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

Science Fiction

The Martian

51%
Released: 2011
Author: Andy Weir

The Martian

49%
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
   Watney drives the rover while in shorts and a t-shirt. He stays in his space suit.
   Watney goes into great detail about his efforts to bring the oxygenator and other equipment. These details are hardly mentioned.
   After Watney arrives at the Ares 4 MAV, he modifies it and makes additional fuel using his extra water and urine. Nothing about making more fuel for the MAV.
   Beck and Johanssen become lovers after extending the mission. This is not mentioned.
   After Vogel rigs the VAL door to explode he returns to the airlock in his space suit to assist Beck in retrieving Watney. Vogel remains in the control room.
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