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** Averted as well, since Watney doesn’t blame the crew for leaving him behind, and reiterates his feelings on this every time the subject is brought up.

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** Averted as well, since Watney doesn’t blame the crew for leaving him behind, and reiterates his feelings on this every time the subject is brought up.

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** The hydrogen explosion. While the explosion did take place in the book, it happened under completely different circumstances, and the explanation "I forgot to account for the excess oxygen that I've been exhaling" actually made sense there. In the movie, it does not. Moreover, the movie itself forgets about "exhaled oxygen" problem right away: Mark is seen walking around with no helmet on 30 seconds later.


** Mark’s joke about being a space pirate doesn't make sense in the film. In the book Mark fries Pathfinder meaning he can no longer contact NASA and receive permission to board the MAV. In the film none of that happens so Mark could easily receive permission to board the MAV.

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** Mark’s joke about being a space pirate doesn't make sense in the film. In the book Mark fries Pathfinder meaning he can no longer contact NASA and receive permission to board the MAV. In the film none of that happens so Mark could easily receive permission to board the MAV.


* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/RedPlanet''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/RedPlanet''.''Film/RobinsonCrusoeOnMars''.


* PopculturalOsmosisFailure: Rich Purnell's proposed SpaceshipSlingshotStunt is named [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Project Elrond]], a reference Montrose doesn't get because she is the only one in the room who's not a trained scientist. [[GeekReferencePool Everyone else gets the reference immediately.]]

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* PopculturalOsmosisFailure: Rich Purnell's proposed SpaceshipSlingshotStunt is named [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Project Elrond]], a reference Montrose Montrose, the PR person, doesn't get because she is the only one in the room who's not a trained scientist. [[GeekReferencePool Everyone else gets the reference immediately.]]immediately]] - even the ''Director of NASA''.


* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the novel, Watney notes that if this were a movie, the entire crew would be at the airlock to greet him. [[spoiler:Which is exactly what happens in the movie.]]

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the novel, Watney notes that if this were a movie, the entire crew would be at the airlock to greet him. [[spoiler:Which is exactly what happens in the movie.]] In the book, they are all still at their posts.)]]


* BabiesEverAfter: Beck and Johanssen strike up a romance over the course of the mission. The WhereAreTheyNow credits shows them as parents after their return to Earth.

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* BabiesEverAfter: Beck and Johanssen strike up a romance over the course of the mission. The WhereAreTheyNow credits shows them as parents after their return to Earth. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83IgeCivqEE deleted scene]] shows that Commander Lewis was fully aware of the (against regulations) relationship, but allowed it to continue due to the mission's extraordinary circumstances.


** The Martian atmosphere is so thin that it could never displace multi-ton objects like the launch vehicle depicted in the film. Even with heavy storms as depicted in the movie, it would at most feel like a breeze.

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** The Martian atmosphere is so thin that it could never displace multi-ton objects like the launch vehicle depicted in the film. Even with heavy storms as depicted in the movie, it would at most feel like a breeze.breeze (author Andy Weir has admitted that he knew this when he wrote the scene, but [[NecessaryWeasel needed it that way]] in order to strand Whatney).

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* AdaptationalWimp: Mitch Henderson, who is described as a hard-ass "DrillSergeantNasty sports coach" type on the book, and when he and Teddy discuss about the fact that Mitch secretly sent the navigational data to the ARES-3 crew, Mitch essentially discusses how much it would be an embarrassment for NASA (and specifically Teddy) to disclose that the data was kept secret for so long from the crew when they have all been on the path to try to get Watney back (to the point that the ARES crew may mutiny if NASA doesn't help them) and that the only response is for Teddy to go "LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain" and let Mitch continue to work. In the film, the conversation is Teddy accepting that the data has been sent and all that can be done is help the ARES crew to prevent the possible mutiny from being all over the news and demands Mitch to resign once the mission is over, to which Mitch meekly agrees. But then again, Mitch is played by [[ChronicallyKilledActor Sean Bean]] and if they can't kill him, at least his career has to die...

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* CelebrityParadox: At one point, Mark mentions ComicBook/IronMan. Assuming that the world of ''The Martian'' contains the MCU and not just Marvel comic books, then he's completely failed to notice that [[Creator/SebastianStan Beck]] and [[Creator/MichaelPena Martinez]] look a ''lot'' like characters from [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel films]]. Johanssen, team's tech, was both [[Film/FantasticFour2015 The Invisible Woman]] and had a cameo in ''Film/IronMan2''. It's not clear if he's ever met Kapoor, but he'd be surprised as the resemblance to someone from ''Film/DoctorStrange2016''. Furthermore, one of the Asgardian actors in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' looks suspiciously like Mark himself.


** The hydrogen explosion. While the explosion did take place in the book, it happened under completely different circumstances, and the explanation "I forgot to account for the excess oxygen that I've been exhaling" actually made sense there. In the movie, it does not. Moreover, the movie itself forgets about "exhaled oxygen" problem right away: Mark is seen walking around with no helmet on 30 seconds later.


* AdaptationalWimp: Mitch Henderson, who is described as a hard-ass "DrillSergeantNasty sports coach" type on the book, and when he and Teddy discuss about the fact that Mitch secretly sent the navigational data to the ARES-3 crew, Mitch essentially discusses how much it would be an embarrassment for NASA (and specifically Teddy) to disclose that the data was kept secret for so long from the crew when they have all been on the path to try to get Watney back (to the point that the ARES crew may mutiny if NASA doesn't help them) and that the only response is for Teddy to go "LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain" and let Mitch continue to work. In the film, the conversation is Teddy accepting that the data has been sent and all that can be done is help the ARES crew to prevent the possible mutiny from being all over the news and demands Mitch to resign once the mission is over, to which Mitch meekly agrees. But then again, Mitch is played by [[ChronicallyKilledActor Sean Bean]] and if they can't kill him, at least his career has to die...


* CelebrityParadox: At one point, Mark mentions ComicBook/IronMan. Assuming that the world of ''The Martian'' contains the MCU and not just Marvel comic books, then he's completely failed to notice that [[Creator/SebastianStan Beck]] and [[Creator/MichaelPena Martinez]] look a ''lot'' like characters from [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel films]]. Johanssen, team's tech, was both [[Film/FantasticFour2015 The Invisible Woman]] and had a cameo in ''Film/IronMan2''. It's not clear if he's ever met Kapoor, but he'd be surprised as the resemblance to someone from ''Film/DoctorStrange2016''. Furthermore, one of the Asgardian actors in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' looks suspiciously like Mark himself.

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