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The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. Drew Goddard adapted the screenplay from the 2011 novel The Martian by Andy Weir. The film depicts an astronaut s lone struggle to survive on Mars after being left behind and the efforts of NASA to rescue him and bring him home to Earth. It also stars Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover, and Benedict Wong.
Produced through 20th Century Fox, the film is a coproduction of the United Kingdom and the United States. Producer Simon Kinberg began developing the film after Fox optioned the novel in March 2013, which Drew Goddard adapted into a screenplay and was initially attached to direct, but the film did not move forward. Scott replaced Goddard as director, and with Damon in place as the main character, production was approved. Filming began in November 2014 and lasted approximately seventy days. Twenty sets were built on one of the largest sound stages in the world in Budapest, Hungary. Wadi Rum in Jordan was also used for exterior filming.
The film premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2015, while the London premiere was held on September 24, 2015. The film was released in the United Kingdom on September 30, 2015, and in the United States on October 2, 2015, in 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D and 4DX. It received positive reviews and grossed over $630 million worldwide, becoming Scott s highest-grossing film to date, as well as the 10th-highest-grossing film of 2015. The Martian received praise for its direction, visual effects, musical score, screenplay, scientific accuracy, and likability, largely due to Damon s performance. It received several accolades, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, seven nominations at the 88th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for Goddard, and the 2016 long form Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. Damon won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and was nominated for several awards including the Academy Award for Best Actor, the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and the Critics Choice Award for Best Actor.
In 2035, the crew of the Ares III mission to Mars is exploring Acidalia Planitia on Martian solar day (sol) 18 of their 31-sol expedition. A severe dust storm threatens to topple their Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV). The mission is scrubbed, but as the crew evacuates, astronaut Mark Watney is struck by debris. The telemetry from his suit s bio-monitor is damaged and Watney is erroneously presumed dead. With the MAV (Mars Ascent Vehicle) on the verge of toppling, the remaining crew takes off for their orbiting vessel, the Hermes.
Watney awakens after the storm, injured and with a low-oxygen warning. He returns to the crew s surface habitat ( Hab ) and treats his wound. As Watney recovers, he begins a video diary. Unable to communicate with Earth, his only chance of rescue is the next Mars mission. In four years, the Ares IV will land 3,200 kilometers (2,000 mi) away at the Schiaparelli crater. Watney s immediate concern is food; being a botanist, he creates a garden inside the Hab using Martian soil fertilized with the crew s bio-waste and manufactures water from leftover rocket fuel. He then cultivates potatoes using whole potatoes reserved for a special Thanksiving meal. He also begins modifying the rover for the journey to the Ares IV MAV site.
On Earth, NASA satellite planner Mindy Park, reviewing satellite images, notices moved equipment and realizes Watney must be alive. NASA director Teddy Sanders releases the news to the public, but decides not to tell the Ares III crew so that they will remain focused on their mission, over flight director Mitch Henderson s strong objection.
Watney takes the rover on a one-month journey to retrieve the Pathfinder probe, which fell silent in 1997. Using Pathfinder s camera and motor, he establishes visual contact with NASA. NASA transmits a software patch to link the rover with Pathfinder, enabling communication by text. Sanders finally allows Henderson to inform Watney s crewmates.
Mars missions director Vincent Kapoor and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) director Bruce Ng prepare a space probe to deliver enough food for Watney to survive until Ares IV s arrival. However, the Hab s airlock blows out, exposing the Hab to the harsh Martian environment; the potato plants all die. Now, to save time, Sanders orders the routine safety inspections be bypassed. His gamble fails, and the Atlas V rocket explodes soon after lift-off.
The China National Space Administration has developed a secret booster rocket, the Taiyang Shen (lit. the Sun God ). The decision is made to use the rocket to resupply Watney. However, JPL astrodynamicist Rich Purnell devises an alternative plan: have the Taiyang Shen rendezvous with and resupply the Hermes, which will then use Earth s gravity to slingshot back to Mars two years earlier than Ares IV. Sanders rejects the idea, considering it too risky for the Hermes crew. Henderson surreptitiously sends Purnell s proposal to the crew; they unanimously vote to implement it without seeking NASA approval, disabling NASA s remote controls and making the course change. Sanders is forced to support them publicly, but demands Henderson resign after the Ares III mission is complete.
Watney begins the 90-sol journey to Schiaparelli, where the MAV for Ares IV has been pre-positioned. He must use it to rendezvous with the Hermes, but it needs to be lightened considerably. After takeoff, when the MAV runs out of fuel, its velocity relative to the Hermes is not fast enough for Watney to be picked up. Commander Lewis quickly improvises, using an explosive to breach a forward airlock, resulting in air escaping violently and slowing down the Hermes. It is still not enough; using a tethered Manned Maneuvering Unit, Lewis is unable to reach Watney. Watney pierces his pressure suit, using the escaping air to propel himself to Lewis, ending his 543 sols alone on Mars.
After returning to Earth, Watney becomes a survival instructor for astronaut candidates. Five years later, as the Ares V is about to launch, those involved in Watney s rescue are seen in their current lives.
- Matt Damon as Dr. Mark Watney, a botanist and mechanical engineer who is part of the Ares III team.
- Jessica Chastain as Commander Melissa Lewis, USN Submarine Warfare officer, oceanographer, geologist and the Ares III mission commander.
- Kristen Wiig as Annie Montrose, the director of media relations for NASA.
- Jeff Daniels as Theodore Teddy Sanders, the Administrator of NASA.
- Michael Peña as Major Rick Martinez, USAF officer, engineer, pilot of the Ares III mission for MAV.
- Sean Bean as Mitch Henderson, the Hermes flight director
- Kate Mara as Beth Johanssen, the Ares III s system operator.
- Sebastian Stan as Dr. Chris Beck, flight surgeon for the Ares III mission.
- Aksel Hennie as Dr. Alex Vogel, a German national who is the navigator and chemist of Ares III.
- Mackenzie Davis as Mindy Park, a satellite planner in Mission Control.
- Benedict Wong as Bruce Ng, director of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
- Donald Glover as Rich Purnell, a JPL astrodynamicist.
- Chen Shu as Zhu Tao (Chinese: 朱涛), deputy chief scientist at the China National Space Administration.
- Eddy Ko as Guo Ming (Chinese: 郭明), chief scientist at the China National Space Administration.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor as Vincent Kapoor, NASA s Director of Mars Missions.
Chastain prepared for her role by meeting with astronauts and scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. She was inspired by astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, saying She s very matter of fact, very straightforward. My character is dealing with the guilt of leaving a crew member behind, but she s still responsible for the lives of five other crew mates. I tried to play her as Tracy would have been in those moments. Damon prepared for the role by a different method than Chastain. He explained, For me the rehearsal process was sitting with Ridley and going kind of line-by-line and moment-by-moment through the script and playing out a plan of attack for what we wanted each scene to accomplish.
The Media Action Network for Asian-Americans (MANAA) criticized the casting of white actor Mackenzie Davis as Mindy Park who it said was described by author Andy Weir as Korean-American. The group also criticized the casting of Chiwetel Ejiofor as Vincent Kapoor, who the MANAA said Weir described as an Asian Indian character. In the novel, the character s name was Venkat Kapoor, and he identifies religiously as a Hindu (a Baptist and a Hindu in the film). The group called the casting whitewashing and said that Asian actors, being under-represented in Hollywood, were deprived of acting opportunities. Weir said in October 2015 he perceived Mindy Park as Korean but said he did not explicitly write her as Korean. He also dismissed criticism of Ejiofor s casting as Kapoor, s an American. Americans come from lots of different sources. You can be Venkat Kapoor and black. In the original novel, Weir intentionally avoided including the physical descriptions of his characters.
Naomi Scott was cast as Ryoko, a member of the JPL team. She filmed her scenes but they were removed from the final cut, resulting in her appearance becoming a silent role.
- Ridley Scott – director, producer
- Simon Kinberg – producer
- Michael Schaefer – producer
- Aditya Sood – producer
- Mark Huffam – producer
- Drew Goddard – screenwriter, executive producer
- Andy Weir – author (source material)
- Dariusz Wolski – cinematographer
- Arthur Max – production designer
- Janty Yates – costume designer
- Pietro Scalia – editor
- Harry Gregson-Williams – music composer
The Martian was directed by Scott and based on a screenplay by Drew Goddard that was adapted from Weir s 2011 novel of the same name. 20th Century Fox optioned the novel in March 2013, and producer Simon Kinberg was attached to develop the novel into a film. The following May, Goddard entered negotiations with the studio to write and direct The Martian. Goddard wrote a screenplay for the film and Matt Damon expressed interest in starring under Goddard s direction. Goddard then pursued an opportunity to direct Sinister Six, a comic book film about a team of supervillains. Kinberg then brought the book to Scott s attention. In May 2014, Scott entered negotiations with the studio to direct the film with Damon cast as the film s stranded astronaut. Scott said he was attracted by the emphasis on science and thought a balance could be struck between entertainment and learning. Damon said he was attracted by the novel, the screenplay, and the opportunity to work with Scott. Following Scott s commitment, the project picked up the pace and was quickly approved. Goddard has since expressed that he felt Scott made a much better film than he could have directed, telling Creative Screenwriting, When it s Scott, collaboration is easy because I just revere him. Every day I would just look around and think, Is that really Ridley Scott sitting there at the table? This is exciting!
Korda Studios 26 kilometres (16 mi) west of Budapest, Hungary, in the wine-making village of Etyek was chosen for filming interior scenes of The Martian. It was favored for having one of the largest sound stages in the world. Filming began in Hungary on November 24, 2014. Around 20 sets were constructed for the film, which was filmed with 3D cameras. Actual potatoes were grown in a sound stage next to the one used for filming. They were planted at different times so that different stages of growth could be shown in film scenes. A team of six people built 15 suits for the film. External scenes, some with Matt Damon, were filmed in Wadi Rum, a UNESCO world heritage site located in Jordan, over eight days in March 2015. Wadi Rum had been used as a location for other films set on Mars, including Mission to Mars (2000), Red Planet (2000) and The Last Days on Mars (2013). Total filming time for the film lasted approximately 70 days. A special Mars rover model was built for the filming; the movie cast and team presented the rover model to Jordan in return for the hospitality they had received. The rover is now exhibited in Jordan s Royal Automobile Museum.
Weir avoided writing Watney as lonely and depressed in his novel. While Watney s humor is preserved in the film, Scott also depicted the character s isolation in the vast, dusty Martian landscape. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter wrote: The scenes back on Earth provide a hectic, densely populated counterweight to the Martian aridity, which is magnificently represented by exteriors shot in the vicinity of Wadi Rum in Jordan. Damon said he and Scott were inspired by the documentary film Touching the Void (2003), which featured trapped mountain climbers. Scott also expected to film Watney as a Robinson Crusoe, a character in full isolation, but learned to film Watney differently since the character would be self-monitoring his behavior under the watch of various mission cameras.
According to Scott, the first cut of the movie was 2 hours and 45 minutes long. An extended cut of the movie was released on home video.
When the novel was first published, NASA invited Weir to tour the Johnson Space Center and Jet Propulsion Laboratory. When Scott began preparing the film, Weir contacted NASA to collaborate on the film. When Scott and producer Mark Huffam had their first production meeting, they called NASA and spoke with its film and television liaison Bert Ulrich. NASA decided to assist the filmmakers with depicting the science and technology in The Martian since it saw potential in promoting space exploration.
Key NASA staff members that joined the partnership were James L. Green, the Director of the Planetary Science Division, and Dave Lavery, the Program Executive for Solar System Exploration. Scott conversed with Green twice before filming started. Over a period of a month, NASA answered hundreds of questions—on a weekly basis—on everything from radioisotope systems to the look of potential habs —the residences for future Mars astronauts. The questions were answered by Green or passed on to the right expert, and then came back to Scott s team to make their way into the production. The space agency also sent hundreds of files of real images of Mars and images of control centers, down to what the computer screens look like, to the production team. Green arranged a tour of the Johnson Space Center in Houston for production designer Arthur Max, who met with individual specialists, taking hundreds of photos as he went for eight hours. The production designer created a futuristic, heavily modernized Mission Control as a studio set; Ars Technica described its depiction as the space agency that we all dream of and the opposite of the real Johnson Center s appearance as a run down college campus .
Newsweek said NASA collaborated more with The Martian than most other films: Staff from many NASA departments consulted on the film, from script development through principal photography, and are now helping with marketing timed to the theatrical release. As part of the collaboration, the production s NASA liaison included the front page of the script for the film in the payload of the spacecraft Orion during its Exploration Flight Test 1 on December 5, 2014.
The Los Angeles Times said NASA and the wider scientific community anticipated the film as a way to publicize a human mission to Mars. The New York Times reports that the film serves as a nice plug for NASA, which has returned the favor by pushing the movie on its website. (On Monday, scientists announced that signs of liquid water could be seen in photographs taken on Mars by a camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, timing that suggests NASA certainly has the whole cross-promotion thing down.) Jim Erickson, NASA project manager, said the film would show moviegoers the risks and rewards of humans traveling to Mars.
In October 2015, NASA presented a new web tool to follow Watney s trek across Mars and details of NASA s next steps, as well as a health hazards report for a real-world human journey to Mars.
In 2016, then sitting U.S. President Barack Obama who made the annual NASA budget requests to Congress, named The Martian as among the best science fiction films he had ever seen.
Harry Gregson-Williams composed the score for The Martian. It is the fourth collaboration between Gregson-Williams and Scott. Gregson-Williams previously worked on music for Scott s films Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Prometheus (2012) and Exodus: Gods and Kings, composing the main film score for the first and last films, and doing additional music for the other two.
A running gag in the film is commander Melissa Lewis s love for 1970s songs (especially of the disco genre, which apparently Watney hates), the only music available to Watney on Mars which often appears as diegetic music. The soundtrack includes:
- Turn the Beat Around by Vicki Sue Robinson
- Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
- Rock the Boat by The Hues Corporation
- Don t Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston
- Starman by David Bowie
- Waterloo by ABBA
- Love Train by The O Jays
- I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor (closing credits)
The exit music, which includes Don t Leave Me This Way and I Will Survive, is a commentary on Watney s situation on Mars.
20th Century Fox launched a viral marketing campaign for The Martian. On June 7, 2015, NASA astronaut Michael J. Massimino shared an in-universe video diary depicting Damon s character and the other crew members. Ars Technica compared the video diary to similar viral videos marketed for Scott s 2012 film Prometheus in having a similar style of slickly produced fictional promotional material . The studio then released an official trailer on June 8. Forbes said, 20th Century Fox has cut together a pretty perfect trailer in that it absolutely makes the sale. It establishes the stakes, offers a sympathetic lead character, shows off an all-star cast, tosses out a potential catchphrase, and ends on a grimly humorous tagline. In response to the trailer, Jimmy Kimmel, host of the late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, released a spoof trailer, The Mastronaut: Emission to Mars, that edited the original to parody the film.
At the start of August, Fox released another video, depicting interviews with each of the main crew members. Mid-month, the studio released another film trailer, and NASA hosted a Martian Day at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to both promote The Martian and highlight the space program s ongoing efforts to carry out a human mission to Mars. At the end of August, Fox released another video, presenting it as a special episode of the TV series StarTalk in which astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the hazards of traveling to Mars. In September, Scott s RSA Films released a teaser for The Martian that depicted Damon wearing Under Armour sports clothing and being active in his off-world tasks. The teaser originated from a collaboration between RSA Films and the marketing shop 3AM (under theatrical advertising agency Wild Card), initiated in 2014, to produce advertising content for The Martian. RSA contacted the advertising agency Droga5, under whom Under Armour is a client. Droga5 ultimately collaborated with WME and 3AM to produce the teaser.
Forbes s Peter Himler said American astronauts had traditionally been used by public relations to promote commercial products, starting with the drink Tang. Himler said it came as no surprise that NASA astronauts in the International Space Station were reported by The Guardian and CBS News as having read Weir s novel and hoping to see the film on board the ISS. NASA participated in the marketing of the film despite its lack of involvement with previous films. Though it turned down a request for Interstellar to be screened on the ISS, The Martian was screened on board 402 km (250 miles) above the Earth s surface on September 19, 2015, and also at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, and at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral on October 1, 2015.
In November 2015, 20th Century Fox announced The Martian VR Experience, a virtual reality adventure where viewers play as Mark Watney and reenact scenes from the film. The project was executive produced by Scott alongside Joel Newton and directed by Robert Stromberg. It was released for HTC Vive and PlayStation VR on November 15, 2016, and is also available for the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. The project won 2 major awards; a Silver Lion at the Cannes Film Festival and an AICP Award.
The Martian premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2015. The film screened in a sneak preview at the New York Film Festival on September 27, 2015. It also screened at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, on September 29, 2015. The film was released in the Dolby Vision format in Dolby Cinema in North America.
Box office forecast
Two months before The Martian s release, BoxOffice forecast that the film would gross $46 million on its opening weekend in the United States and ultimately $172 million in its theatrical run. The magazine said positive factors for its performance included the continued sales of Weir s novel, Scott s success with past science fiction films, and the positive reception of prior space-based films Gravity (2013) and Interstellar (2014). The magazine said negative factors included Damon not being a consistent draw at the box office, Gravity and Interstellar setting high expectations, and Scott s stumble with his previous film Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). A week before the film s release, pre-release trackings in North America (United States and Canada) showed that the film was on pace to earn between $40–50 million at its opening weekend from 3,826 theaters.
In comparison to other contemporary space films, Gravity, facing far less competition, opened to a better-than-expected $55.8 million in 2013. In November 2014, Interstellar debuted to $47.5 million. Unlike Gravity and Interstellar, which had the benefit of IMAX locations, boosting profits, The Martian was not initially playing in IMAX, since IMAX was committed to an exclusive run of Robert Zemeckis The Walk. The Martian played in more than 350 premium large-format theaters including 2,550 3D locations. Also, the film was released several days after the announcement of NASA s discovery of water on Mars planetary surface, which might have aided in boosting its opening. Ticket selling website Fandango reported that the film was outselling Gravity. Unlike Gravity, The Martian did not contain abundant 3D spectacle (even though it was filmed in 3D), and was longer than Gravity.
The Martian was a financial success. It grossed $228.4 million in the United States & Canada and $402.2 million in other countries, for a worldwide total of $630.6 million against a budget of $108 million. Worldwide, it was the highest-grossing Fox film of 2015 and the tenth-highest-grossing film of that year overall. Deadline Hollywood calculated the net profit of the film to be $150.32 million, accounting for production budgets, P&A, talent participations, and other costs, with box office grosses, and ancillary revenues from home media, placing it tenth on their list of 2015 s Most Valuable Blockbusters ; and The Hollywood Reporter reported around $80–100 million profits for the film.
The film was released in theaters in 2D and 3D. In the United Kingdom, it was released on September 30, 2015, a Wednesday, and in the United States on the following Friday, October 2, 2015. It was also released in 49 markets including Mexico, Hong Kong, India and Taiwan from the weekend October 2–4, 2015 and expanded to Germany, Russia, and South Korea the following weekend. It opened in Spain on October 16, then France on October 21. China opened on November 25 and Japan bowed in the first quarter of 2016 on February 5. Various sites estimated the film to gross between $45 and $50 million over its opening weekend in the United States.
In North America, it opened on Friday, October 2, 2015, and earned $18.06 million on its opening day of which $2 million came from premium large formats from 3,831 theaters. The film s Friday gross included $2.5 million from late-night Thursday screenings that took place in 2,800 theaters. During its opening weekend, it earned $54.3 million from 3,831 theaters ranking first at the box office which is the second biggest October opening, behind Gravity ($55.7 million) and the second biggest for Scott, behind Hannibal ($58 million) and Damon, behind The Bourne Ultimatum ($69.2 million). The film made $6 million at 375 premium large format screens. 3D accounted for 45% of the ticket sales while RealD 3D accounted for 42% or $23 million of that sales which is one of highest for the 3D company in 2015. The film fell short of breaking Gravity s record which might have been hurt by Hurricane Joaquin, the NFL season and the last day of the Major League Baseball regular season. In its second weekend of release, it dropped gradually by 31.9% and earned $37 million from 3,854 theaters (+23 theaters) maintaining the top position. The Martian s demographics in its sophomore weekend remained in sync with its opening frame drawing 52% males and 72% over 25. It topped the box office for two consecutive weekends before being dethroned by Goosebumps in its third weekend after a close race between the two ($23.6 million for Goosebumps and $21.3 million for The Martian). It returned to the top of the box office for the third time in its fourth weekend, and went on the top the box office for four non-consecutive weekends before being overtaken by Spectre in its fifth weekend. On November 5, the film surpassed Gladiator ($187.7 million) to become Scott s highest-grossing film at the domestic box office.
Internationally, The Martian was released in a total of 81 countries. Outside North America, it opened on the same weekend in 54 markets and grossed $44.6 million from 9,299 screens topping the international box office as well as opening at No. 1 in over 15 markets. The following weekend, it added 23 more markets and grossed an estimated $57.5 million from 77 markets from 12,859 screens. Its opening weekends in South Korea ($12.5 million), the United Kingdom, Ireland and Malta ($10.2 million), Russia and the CIS ($7.4 million), France ($6.9 million), Australia ($4.5 million) and Germany ($4.3 million; behind Inside Out) represented its largest takings. In terms of total earnings, the United Kingdom ($35.3 million), South Korea ($33.6 million), Australia ($16.57 million) and Germany ($16 million) are the top markets. In South Korea, it became Fox s third-highest-grossing film ever behind Avatar (2009) and Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015). It topped the box office outside of North America for two consecutive weekends before being overtaken by Ant-Man in its third weekend but returned to the top in its fourth weekend. In its fifth weekend, it was surpassed by Spectre thereby topping the international box office for three weekends in total. The Martian opened in China on Wednesday, November 25 and earned $50 million in its five-day opening weekend from 4,848 screens of which $6.6 million came from 249 IMAX theaters. In its second weekend, it fell by 60% to $13.7 million, while in total, it grossed $95 million there. It opened in Japan on February 5, 2016 under the name Odyssey, where it earned $5.2 million from 8,333 screens in its three-day opening weekend, debuting at No. 1 at the box office and helped the film push past the $600 million mark. Its Saturday and Sunday take was $4.25 million. It dropped just 19% in its second after adding $3.4 million. It has topped the box office there for four consecutive weekends and as of February 28 has grossed a total of $23.2 million.
For its United States release, the film was originally scheduled to be released on November 25, 2015, but 20th Century Fox switched The Martian with Victor Frankenstein so that the former would be its first film for all audiences in the country s fall season (September–November). On the film s 3D screenings, RealD s chief Anthony Marcoly said 3D technology was proliferating from action-packed blockbuster films commonly released in the United States summer season. Marcoly said the technology was being used in more immersive storytelling, citing The Martian and The Walk (released the same year) as two examples.
The Martian was released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 12, 2016. It was released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on February 14, 2016. An extended cut of the film adding an additional ten minutes was released on June 7, 2016.
On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 91%, with an average rating of 7.9/10, based on 383 reviews. The website s critics consensus read, Smart, thrilling, and surprisingly funny, The Martian offers a faithful adaptation of the bestselling book that brings out the best in leading man Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 80 out of 100 based on 46 critics, indicating generally favorable reviews . Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of A on an A+ to F scale, while PostTrak reported filmgoers gave it an average 4.5 out of 5 stars and a 66% definite recommend . Audience demographics were 54% men and a total 59% over 35.
The Martian received praise for its direction, visual effects, musical score, screenplay, scientific accuracy, and likability, largely due to Damon s performance. Variety reported, Critics are calling the film a funny, thrilling ride, and a return to form for Scott after The Counselor and Exodus: Gods and Kings fell flat. According to aerospace engineer Dr. Robert Zubrin, commenting in The Guardian:
is the first genuine Mars movie. It is the first movie that attempts to be realistic and that is actually about human beings grappling with the problems of exploring Mars, as opposed to various movies set on Mars that are essentially either shoot em ups or horror films. It does not engage in fantasy: no monsters, no magic, no Nazis. However, there are a number of technical mistakes.
Writing for the New York Post, Lou Lumenick considered the film to be Scott s and Damon s best and thought that it is a straightforward and thrilling survival-and-rescue adventure, without the metaphysical and emotional trappings of Interstellar . Manohla Dargis, of The New York Times, stated that the film involves a dual journey into outer and inner space, a trip that takes you into that immensity called the universe and deep into the equally vast landscape of a single consciousness. For this accidental castaway, space is the place where he s physically marooned, but also where his mind is set free , from a film director, whose great, persistent theme is what it means to be human .
Negative reviews focused on the lack of character depth or atmosphere. Jaime N. Christley, writing in Slant Magazine, commented, It goes in for the idea of texture, tics, and human behavior, but there s no conviction, and no real push for eccentricity. … It hardly seems interested in its characters or in any depiction of their work, settling instead for types of characters and kinds of scenes, correctly placed among the pendulum swings of Watney s dramatic journey. In The Village Voice, Stephanie Zacharek stated that the actors are treated as accessories , and that the director is workmanlike in his approach to science, which always trumps magic in The Martian—that s the point. But if we can t feel a sense of wonder at the magnitude and mystery of space, why even bother? In Cinemixtape, J. Olson commented: Ridley Scott and company have concocted the most colossally mediocre sci-fi movie of the decade, all in pursuit of empty backslapping and a grade school level celebration of science. Not only is The Martian not in the same class as Scott s two masterpieces – Alien and Blade Runner – it s not even on the same continent.
The Martian was listed on nearly two dozen critics top ten lists for 2015.
The film was included in many critics Top Ten Films of 2015 lists. The film received various industry awards and nominations including 26 Best Picture, 20 Best Director (for Scott), and 19 Best Actor (for Damon) nominations at different organizations and associations. The American Film Institute selected The Martian as one of the Top Ten Films of the year. The film garnered two Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Damon. Scott was also nominated for Best Director. It received nine nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Visual Effects. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Martian was named Film of the Year by National Board of Review also winning Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Ranked at position eight, it won the Top Ten Films of the year award at African-American Film Critics Association. It received eight nominations from Satellite Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor – Motion Picture, Best Screenplay – Adapted, and Best Visual Effects.
The Martian was named one of the best films of 2015 by over 50 critics and publications and was ranked seventh on Rotten Tomatoes and thirteenth on Metacritic s best scored film of 2015. David Hynes of WhatCulture ranked the script seventh in his list of the 10 Best Movie Screenplays Since 2010 , writing, Goddard injects some much-needed humour into the story, asking not so much how would somebody survive on Mars but how would somebody live?
Solanum watneyi, a species of bush tomato from Australia, has been named after the character of Mark Watney, to honor the fictional heroic botanist portrayal. It is a member of the same genus as the potato, Solanum.
When Weir wrote the novel The Martian, he strove to present the science correctly and used reader feedback to get it right. When Scott began directing the film, he also sought to make it realistic and received help from James L. Green, the Director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA s Science Mission Directorate. Green put together teams to answer scientific questions that Scott asked. Green said, The Martian is reasonably realistic, though he said the film s hazardous dust storm, despite reaching speeds of 120 miles per hour (190 km/h) would in reality have weak force. Green also found the NASA buildings in the film to be more stylish than the functional ones NASA actually uses. Film critics picked up the point that the Martian winds could amount to barely a light breeze in their reviews, and screenwriter Goddard agreed the winds had to be considerably exaggerated in order to set up the situation that sets the story in motion.
The process used by the character Watney to produce water was accurate and is being used by NASA for a planned Martian rover. The radioisotope thermoelectric generator was also appropriately used for heat. When his rations begin to run low, Watney builds an improvised garden using Martian soil and the crew s feces as a fertilizer. We could probably grow something on Mars , said Michael Shara, curator, Department of Astrophysics, Division of Physical Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History. However Martian soil has since been found to be toxic to both plant and animal life, although it is believed that microbial organisms have the potential to live on Mars. In one scene, the glass face shield on Watney s helmet cracks; as oxygen momentarily drops below the critical level, he quickly patches the helmet with duct tape and avoids suffocation. According to Shara, As long as the pressure on the inside is around 30%, you could hold it together before your eyes blow out or you had an embolism.
Time magazine criticized another duct tape based repair: When a pressure leak causes an entire pod on Watney’s habitat to blow up, he patches a yawning opening in what s left of the dwelling with plastic tarp and duct tape. Such a repair might work in the reality of the actual Mars atmosphere, but is inconsistent with the reality the film has established.
While Martian gravity is less than 40% of Earth s, director Scott chose not to depict the gravitational difference, finding the effort less worthwhile to put on screen than zero gravity. Scott said the heavy spacesuits would weigh the main character enough to make up for not showing the partial gravity. The climate of Mars is also cold enough that it would make Watney s initial plan to disable the rover s heater immediately impractical. The average temperature is −80 °F (−62 °C); it is cold enough on Mars for carbon dioxide snow to fall at the poles in winter.
The plot key to the eventual rescue plan is gravity assist, a well-known practice that has been used on a number of robotic planetary exploration missions and served as a backup strategy on manned Apollo missions. It would have been one of the first approaches that everyone within NASA would have considered, but in the movie, only one JPL astrodynamicist argues for sending the Ares mission back to Mars using gravity assist rather than having a separate mission to rescue Watney.
Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, said, What this story does really well is imagine a near-future scenario that doesn t push too far of where we are today technically. British physicist Brian Cox said, The Martian is the best advert for a career in engineering I ve ever seen.
|Plot||An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive and can survive until a potential rescu… Read all|
|Awards||Nominated for 7 Oscars, 40 wins & 200 nominations total|
|Writers||Drew Goddard, Andy Weir|
|Stars||Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig|
|Produced by||Howard Ellis,Drew Goddard,Adam Goodman,Mark Huffam,Teresa Kelly,Simon Kinberg,Michael Schaefer,Ridley Scott,Aditya Sood|
|Music by||Harry Gregson-Williams|
|Cinematography by||Dariusz Wolski|
|Film Editing by||Pietro Scalia|
|Casting By||Carmen Cuba,Nina Gold|
|Production Design by||Arthur Max|
|Art Direction by||Robert Cowper,Mónika Esztán,Oliver Hodge,Marc Homes,Samy Keilani,Jason Knox-Johnston,László Rajk,Phil Sims,Stefan Speth,Matt Wynne|
|Set Decoration by||Celia Bobak,Zoltán Horváth|
|Costume Design by||Janty Yates|
|Makeup Department||Rita Balla,Csilla Blake-Horváth,Jana Carboni,Móni Csomós,Tina Earnshaw,Jennifer Harling,Brendon Heath,Dóra Horváth Kertai,Ildikó Makk,Charlotte Mileham,Gabriella Németh,Jane Oginsky,Iván Pohárnok,Alex Rouse,Maralyn Sherman,Emma J. Slater,Alexandra Uri-Kovács,Szilvia Varró|
|Production Management||Diala Al Raie,Gergö Balika,Sándor Balla,Francesca Cingolani,James Grant,Tamás Gál,K.K. Hareb,Fuad Khalil,Ashish Kukian,Jason Pomerantz,Prashant Sharan,James Smith,Miklós Tóth,Gábor Ujházy,Mátyás Vándor|
|Second Unit Director or Assistant Director||Tarik Afifi,Béla Bagota,Judit Bánházi,Tamás Péter Chipie,Roisin El Cherif,Gábor Gajdos,Sarah Hood,Dániel Jakab,Vera Janisch,Raymond Kirk,Mohammad Kloob,Levente Kölcsey-Gyurkó,Mihaly Magenheim,Linda Marian,Bogi Móricz,Hannah Quinn,Luke Scott,Nick Thomas,Tamás Vass|
|Art Department||Andrew Ainscow,Kamen Anev,Huw Arthur,Adam Baines,Viktor Bakos,Petra Balogh,Roxana A. Balogh,Ray Barrett,Dávid Bereczki,Andrea Borland,Alex Bowens,Matt Boyton,Judit Bozsik,Ferenc Brandenburg,Steve Burg,Imre Burján,Julian Caldow,Craig Cheeseman,Jon Colson,Noel Cowell,Natasha Dahdaleh,Ibrahim Daoud,Attila Deák,Gergo Deák,Bálint Diószegi,Sasha Doghjouqa,Steve Dring,Gergely Dömölki,Alexander Fabre,Attila Ferenczi,Norbert Alte Fieszl,Neil Floyd,Zita Galántai,Tibor Gaál,Tamas Gelei,Sarah Ginn,Alan Gooch,Ian Griffin,Abi Groves,Tamás Gál,Nimrod Hajdu,Ben Hall,Gábor Hankó,Zoltán Harányi,Stuart Heath,Máté Herjeczki,Felicity Hickson,Shira Hockman,Oliver Hodge,Roger Holden,Will Holden,Gyongyi Horvath,Jonathan Houlding,Chris ‘Flimsy’ Howes,Ibraheemkhorma,Rhys Ifan,Attila Illés,Kovecsi Kovacs Imre,Jaime Jones,Gergely Kajdi,Bence Kalmár,Kez Keyte,Edvin Killinger,József Kiss,Magdi Kondorosi,Balazs Kovacs,Ferenc Kulcsar,Vajk Körmendi,Márk Langfeld,John Lee,Peter Lee,Konstantin Legat,Alfredo Lupo,Yousef Mahasneh,Mile Mark,Rick Marr,Glenn Marsh,Qais Masadeh,Orsolya Maza,Akos Menyhart,Gabor Meszaros,Dániel Miklós,Zsolt Milian,Csaba Mitku,Istvan Muranyi,László Móré,Kálmán Nagy,Szilvia Nagy,Majd Al Nammari,Craig Narramore,Will Newton,Lee Oliver,Annamária Orosz,Endre Pallós,Alina Papp,Gabor Papp,Balazs Pelcz,Gergely Rieger,Mark Rocca,Miklos Selmeczy,Ivan Shannon,Matt Sims,Erzsébet Staub,Lucinda Sturgis,Sebastian Sue,Amy Szabados,Gabor Szabo,Gábor Zoltán Szabó,Géza Szabó,Mátyás Szakonyi,Marton Szalay,Dávid Szekeres,Anthony Szuch,Juhász Tamás,Zsolt Tarnok,Gabor Toth,Tamás Tárnoki,Zoltán Tóth,Vilmos Törköly,Gena Vazquez,Irra Velazquez,Zoltán Virányi-Fontan,Les Ward,Carl Wilson,Tracey Wilson,Samir Zaidan,Torma Zoltán,Éva Zöld,Szalay Ákos,Gergely Álmos,Brick Price|
|Sound Department||Hugo Adams,Dafydd Archard,Ben Chick,Nick Del-Molino,András Deák,Michael Fentum,Joshua Fielstra,Judah Getz,James Harrison,Andrea King,Attila Kohári,Ferenc Lukács,Paul Massey,Tim Maxwell,Benjamin McCulloch,Adam Mendez,György Mihályi,György Mohai,Brandon Moncy,Chris Navarro,Bence Németh,György Rajna,Mac Ruth,John Soukup,Szabolcs Stella,Jack Stew,Tamás Székely,Oliver Tarney,Rachael Tate,Mark Taylor,Balazs Varga,Max Walsh|
|Special Effects by||Csaba Bagossy,Gergö Bajczár,Caimin Bourne,Florin Daniel Catrinoiu,Malcolm Crash Corbould,Neil Corbould,Aaron Cox,Keith Dawson,John Duffy,Csaba László Eröss,Sébastien Fernandez,Bence Füredi,Szilard Gergely,Gergely Glovotz,Rajmund Gál,John Halls,Dan Hogg,Terry Jones,J.R. Kenny,Tamas Kiss,Anna Krawczyk,Zoltan Kvassay,Edward Leeson,Gergö Lengyel,Jason McCameron,Doug McKenna,Martin ‘Marty’ McLaughlin,Noah Meddings,Tim Mitchell,Chris Motjuoadi,Nigel Nixon,Declan O’Donnell,Charlie Pedersen,Sam Perez,László Pintér,László Pál,Ty Senior,Tibor Skornyak,Adam Szlávy,Tamas Uzoni,Steven Warner,Glen Winchester,Stuart Wishart,John Palmer,Brick Price,Chris Trice|
|Visual Effects by||Owyn Abram,Olivia Adams,Dean Adjeikum,Anastasios Agiakatsikas,Martha Aguilar,Ajesh.k.t,Amer Alameddine,Melody Alasset,Holly Aldersley,Daniel Alejo,Kaevski Aleksandar,Neil Alford,Samat Algozhin,Corey Allen,Craig Allison,Khalid Almeerani,Victor Almela,Laia Alomar,Juan Alonso,Sara Lucia Alvarez,Antoine Ambert,Paul Amiras,Valeria Andino,Fausto Appiolaza,Robin Aristorenas,David Armitage,Joe Arnold,Jrv Arun,Yavor Asenov,Ruth Asensio,Paul Ashall,Mathieu Assemat,Ruben Athouel,Vincent Aupetit,Svilen Aynadzhiev,Nibin Babu,Lijo K. Baby,Richard Baillie,Amman Bains,Dimitar Bakalov,Michael Baker,Richard Baker,Mahesh Balakrishnan,Priyanka Balasubramanian,Sanjay Baliga,Matthew Ball,Michael Balthazart,Vittorio Barabani,Christina-Cassandra Barazin,Tom Barber,Giacomo Bargellesi,Steven Barham,Neill Barrack,Jenna Barratt,Hernan Barros,Andrew Barry,Scott Bartels,Peter Bartfay,Bryan Bartlett,Keith Barton,Lee Baskerville,Claudio Bassi,Daniel Batt,Cédric Battude,Aaron Baudin,Pete Baxter,Michael Becki,Manoranjan Behera,Chanel Belliveau,Nathan Benner,Charlie Bennett,Sara Bennett,Siobhan Bentley,Prabir Bera,Chris Berry,Gianluigi Bevilacqua,Udit Bhardwaj,Jayesh Bhavsar,William Pete Bingham,Kunal Biswas,Peter Blackburn,Michael Blain,Timothy Blake,Amanda Bone,Lauric Bonnemort,Loganathan Boopathy,Philip Borg,Florian Boury,Michael Bovberg,Matt Bowler,Krzysztof Boyoko,Owen Braekke-Carroll,Amelia Braekke-Dyer,Matthew Bristowe,Rob Bryson,Marc Brzezicki,Delphine Buratti,Duncan Burbidge,James Burr,Henry Bush,Carlos Caballero Valdés,Nicolas Caboche,Giulia Cadeddu,Alvaro Cajal,Sara Camacho Gutierrez,Lauren Camilleri,Korinne Cammarano,Annie Caps-Wightman,Mark Carr,Erico Caselle,Omar Garcia Castaneda,Miguel Castrillo,Sarah Cauchois,Carlos Chacin,Chris Chadwick,Fanny Chaleon,Thomas Champon,Matthew Chan,Solene Chan-lam,Anoop Chandran,Barish Chandran,Vikki Chapman,Anthony Chappina,Benjamin Charles,Dominique Chartrand,Clare Cheetham,Albert Cheng,Aleksei Chernogorod,Dhirendra Chhatpar,Vamsi Krishna Chilamkurthi,Navin Chitta,Sandra Chocholska,Kajsa Christiansson,Gabriele Ciaccio,Suzanne Cipolletti,Jordan Cirera,Carlos Ciudad,Alan Clappison,Millie Clarke,Alexis Claux,James Clowater,Esme Coleman,Cynthia Collins,Christopher Collis,Carlos Conceicao,Benjamin Conner,Karen Therese Connolly,Mollie Connor,Thompson Conradi,Sonia Contreras,Maria Corcho,Justin Cornish,Nico Coronado,Juan Francisco Correa Diaz,Richard Courtman,David Crane,David Crawford,Mitch Crease,Cynthia Crimmins,Ruxandra Cristoiu,Alastair Cross,Noemie Cruciani,Christian Cunningham,Marc Czerwiec,Samuel Côté,Sagar Dabir,Heidi Dahle,Adolfo Dalda,Gareth Daley,Jamil Daoud-Khatoun,Varuna Darensbourg,Gupta Darpan,Vadim Davidoff,Christopher Davies,Tom Davies,Lalit Madhukar Dawale,Scott Dawkins,Stanislas de Lesquen,Robin De Lillo,Stanley A. 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Williams,Heather Willman,Scott Willman,Kate Windibank,Stephen T.Y. Wong,Harry Wormald,Richard Worsley,Rachel Wright,Dane Wylie,Chris Qi Yao,James Yeoman,Abhijeet Yerunkar,Jeannie Yeung,Rebecca Hung Han Yun,Hubert Zapalowicz,Nicholas Zissimos,Najdovski Aleksandar,Ruben Gerardo Alfaro Moreno,Miriam Alvarez,Sreyans Bardia,May Braido,Paolo Buzzetti,Juan Francisco Calero,Chandrasekhar,Joseph B. Conmy IV,Dan Cregan,Kevin Daly,Ashwini Dey,Goran Dimov,Anthony Kelvin Eliot-Finch,Peter Eszenyi,Jamal Hajlaoui,Sam Hart,Jesse Hildreth,Daniel Højlund,Callum James,Bright Jani,Sam Keehan,Chiaki Matsubayashi,Edward McDonough,Christopher Montesano,Pierpaolo Navarini,Prakash Pathak,Viktor Petrov,Padiyachi Premraj,Anand Ramesh,Bhanu Pratap Rathore,Martí Romances,Vincent Robert Rosas,Victor Sanz Fernandez,Kranti Sarma,V. Gouri Shankar Rao,David Sheldon-Hicks,David Singer,Joseph Towe,Elena Velkova,Daniel Yi|
|Stunts||Daryl Andrews,Ferenc Berecz,Heller Bertalan,Nicole Chapman,Stuart Clark,Csabu Elekes,Dan Euston,Balázs Farkas,Ádám Gáspár,Krystof Hansbury,Fizz Hood,Gergö Horpácsi,Rob Inch,Richard Kent,István Koleszár,Norbert Kovács,Clem Leneghan,Ginger McCarthy,Casey Michaels,Aaron Muir,Giedrius Nagys,Chris Newton,David Newton,Florian Robin,Danny Sansom,Csaba Schulek,C.C. Smiff,Helen Steinway Bailey,Gabor Szeman,György Szántó,Zoltan Szántó,Levente Tamási,Gyula Tóth,Simon Whyman,Donna Williams,William Willoughby,Leonard Woodcock,Liang Yang,Steen Young,Ádám Bertalan|
|Camera and Electrical Department||László Angyal,Shereen Baddour,Ádám Balogh,Zoltan Balta,Csaba Bankhardt,Fanni Benke,Antal Berger,Bora Bidik,László Bille,Péter Bognár,Quentin Brown,Gábor Bárány,Dániel Bérces,Zoltán Bók,Abel Cesko,Gareth Daley,Tim Dean,Matthew DeBonis,Claudio Del Gobbo,Krisztián Demeter,Massimiliano Dessena,Steve István Djuroska,Adam Dorney,László Egyedi,Mark Epstein,Steve Evans,Péter Faludi,Dániel Farkas,György Filip,Krisztián Galanics,Adam Gaspar,Ioan Gavriel,Karina Genis,Stuart Godfrey,Leigh Gold,István Gottmann,Kenny Groom,Tibor Gulyás,Graham Hall,Andras Hamori,Attila Hevesi,Al Hindley,Brenden Holster,Krisztián Horváth,Banga István,János Jack,Anthony Jacques,Mark Jordan,Imre Juhasz,Zsolt Jámbor,Tamás Jánossa,Kiss József,Adam Kalacsi,Nikos Kalimerakis,Giles Keyte,János Kovács,Zoltán Lakatos,Futo Laszlo,Mary Lobb,Alexander Mansfield Martinez,John Marzano,Daniele Massaccesi,Nick Masters,Csaba Mecseki,Péter Meiszner,Giacomo Mele,Tommaso Mele,Tibor Molnár,Aidan Monaghan,Peter Mountain,Bankhardt Máté,Krisztián Nagy,Zsolt Big Nagy,Claudio Napoli,Ryan Nguyen,Tibor Novák,Márk Oláh,Máté Oláh,Anita Oravecz,Krisztián Paluch,Mark Patten,James Perry,Csaba Polgár,Carlo Postiglione,György Posztos,András Pozsár,Sturm Pál,Balázs Péter,Horváth Péter,Marek Radolf,Akos Zsolt Radvanyi,Krisztián Reinhardt,David Rondzik,Balázs Rozgonyi,Andras Rudasy,Béla Rácz,Zoltán Schrammel,Valentin Signargout,Tamas Simon,Imre Sisa,Szabolcs Sitkei,Philip A.T. Smith,Ian Speed,Ádám Stankovits,Daniel Stilling,Szabolcs Szalay,Ferenc Szalontai,Dániel Szekrényi,Attila Szilágyi,Teszary Szolt,Gabor Szucs-Kiraly,Alberto Torrecilla,Bence Tölgyesi,István Törzsök,István Török,Dávid Vidács,Noel Villers,Kieran Waites,Julian White,Shawn White,Jeannie Yeung,Sándor Árkus,Péter Faludi,Luis Reggiardo|
|Animation Department||James Berkley,Cynthia Collins,Yvon Jardel,Andy Le Cocq,Sunil Mohapatra,Christopher Mullins,Dale Newton,Giuseppe Pagnozzi,Roberto Raio,Leo Recompsat,Edwin Schaap,Kat Seale,Marco Bremm|
|Casting Department||Vanessa Baker,Zsolt Csutak,Wittney Horton,Zsolt Ferenc Maier,Theo Park,Malya Petra,Aaron Sampson,Veronika Varjasi|
|Costume and Wardrobe Department||Sophie Allen,Kathryn Avery,Fiona Barty,Andi Bencsik,Sonia Booth,Caroline Brett,Mackenzie Caddell,Giulia Chini,Cheikh Asaad Cynthia,Bruno de Santa,Virag Erbits,Victoria Finn,Ildikó Fogt,Andrea Friebert,Steve Gell,Chantelle Gerrard,Anna Hagmann,Anna Haigh,Gábor Homonnay,Zoltán Horváth,Edina Kantor,Brigitta Katona,Virág Kerényi,Stephen Kill,Balázs Labancz,Zsofia Laczko,Emma Lowe,Bea Merkovits,Mark Miller,Michael Mooney,Tamás Novák,Dóra Papp,Nora Pinter,Sarah Robinson,Adrienn Rudolf,Richard Sale,Matthew Savage,Sylvianne Shurman,Zuhair Soudi,Gabor Szabo,József Szolga,Rajmund Szórád,Elizabeth Thompson,Amanda Trewin,Sarolta Udvardi,Katalin Ujvari,Dan Walker,Joanna Weaving,Shirley Wilson,Edmund Woodward,Michelle Wraight,Rita Zsilvölgyi,Kevin Harris,Miguel Quina|
|Editorial Department||Elise Anderson,Mike Austin,J. Cody Baker,Lucie Barbier,Valerio Bonelli,Zoe Bowers,Paolo Buzzetti,Paul Carlin,Doiminic Evans,Chris Francis,Alex Gilbert,Hanna Griffiths,Laurence Johnson,Robert Jones,Todd Kleparski,Zach Marshall,Gavin McCarron,Kate Morrison-Lyons,Stephen Nakamura,Cheryl Potter,John Quartel,Jeff Stroot,Girish Takle,Márton Vojnits,Pete Conlin,Heather Goodwillie,Jonathan Hoffman,Romain Kedochim,Arianna Shining Star Smaller,Ian Sullivan|
|Location Management||Rudolf András,Oliver Bradbury,Tóth Daniel,Giles Edleston,Ágoston Félegyházy Megyesy,Rasul Kalyayev,Attila Kenyeres,Hugo Moreno,Saeb Abul Ragheb,Mátyás Vándor|
|Music Department||Roger Argente,John Barrett,Mark Berrow,Daniel Bhattacharya,David Butterworth,Salvador Casais,Stefano Civetta,Peter Cobbin,Caroline Dale,Peter DiStefano,Stephanie Economou,Nicolas Felix,Joshua Fielstra,Harry Gregson-Williams,Toby Hulbert,Sam Jacobs,Chris Katinas,Alastair King,Boguslav Kostecki,David Lale,Erich Lee,Tony Lewis,Roger Linley,Dominic Lynch,Steve Mair,Perry Montague-Mason,Rebecca Morellato,Richard Northen,Andy Page,Andy Parker,Andrew Prahlow,Emlyn Singleton,Cathy Thompson,Martin Tillman,Cecile Tournesac,Dean Valentine,Allen Walley,Dan Weniger,Kirsty Whalley,Richard Whitfield,Chris Worsey,Carolynne Wyper,Warren Zielinski,Monica Zierhut,Rachel Bolt,Thomas Cavanaugh,Danielle Diego,Kris Dirksen,Stephanie Economou,Ellen Ginsburg,Patrick Houlihan,Andy Page,Alexander Verbitskiy,Bruce White,Anthony Willis|
|Script and Continuity Department||Julia Chiavetta,Annie Penn,Lizzie Pritchard|
|Transportation Department||Amer Ansouqa,Yousef Badran,Tibor Bodor,Hoffmann Gábor,Miklós Horvát,Leon Keegan,Gábor Keszei,György Gábor Kiss,Claudia Kossik,Viktor Lehoczki,Dezso Pócsik,Gábor Szénási,Peter Williams|
|Additional Crew||Ahmad Al-Abbas,Baha’ Al-Hussein,Gergely Apjok,Amy Arce,Mohammad Atallah,Nada Atieh,Nikki Baida,Borsányi Balazs,Gergely Balazs,Sándor Balla,Fred Baron,Tsogbaatar Batzorig,Csilla Bedi,Péter Behan,Csaba Benedek,Daniel Besnyo,David Birch,Agi Blasko,Daniel Blewett,Bence Bognar,Maï Boiron,David Boros,Jerome Butler,Álvar Carretero de la Fuente,Pierre Cheminat,Dan Clay,Victoria Coté,Matt Curtis,Péter Danó,Alejandro de la Llosa,Charles de Lauzirika,Gyorgy Dejtari,Ramona Diaz Sanchez,Gabor Dornyei,Eszter Duka,Jessica Fernandes,Colin Galloway,Rita Galántai,Larry Garrison,Vinay Gautam,Paul B. Gibbs,José Granell,Jon Gray,Andrea M. Gutierrez,Mihály Gál,Daniel Heale,Krisztina Hegyi,Jamey Hopper,Hannah Ireland,Adam Jaklics,Joshua Jason,Thomas Jerry,Sam Jones,Márton Katona,Géza Kis,Michael Koltes,Barnabás Kovács,Susannah Kudrath,Zsuzsanna Kurucz,Clem Leneghan,Bence Lontai,Wendy Martinez,Claire McGrane,Bárbara Morelos-Zaragoza,Fruzsi Morotz,Richard Neale,Lilla Nemeth,Zsani Nyerky,Declan O’Brien,Colin J. O’Hara,Tala Olabi,William Overstall,János Papp,Ally Pennebaker,Joe Petényi,Imre Porkolab,Janos Prihoda,Sara Rastogi,Patricia Reid-Douglas,Matt Rock,Nancy Ryan,Farah Salah,Puneet Samra,Rudi Schmidt,Neville Shulman,Tareq Shuqom,Johanna Smitz,Zsolt Soltész,Zeina Soufan,Adele Steward,Elliot Stewart,Nikoletta Szabo,Enikö Szakács,Geza Szucs,Erika Tamás,Bernadette Tanchauco,Kira Thompson,Kinga Trimmel,Kolos Trimmel,Tamas Urhegyi,Michael Vasquez,Zsolt Vereckei,Elvira Elisabet Veron,Emõke Vágási,Suzie F. Wiesmann,Gábor Xantus,Zsófia Zatureczki,Ziad Sunna’,Brian James Cote,Jim Geduldick,Roxanne Prophet,Howard R. Schuster,Sarah Wood|
|Thanks||Jim Green,Jeff Heninger,Bob Jacobs,Robert Jacobs,Attila Kárpáti,Dave Lavery,Bert Ulrich,David Weaver|
|Genres||Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi|
|Companies||Twentieth Century Fox, TSG Entertainment, Scott Free Productions|
|Countries||USA, UK, Hungary, Jordan|
|Keywords||astronaut,space habitat,left for dead,presumed dead,nasa|