Is The Martian based on a true story?

The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, has caused quite a stir on the interwebs. But not in the way you think it would. Welcome to 2015 where stuff like this can happen.

This movie looks amazing and although the science is fairly acurate, some people actually think that this is based on a true story.

google is the martian based on a true story
If you had to Google this then we probably shouldn’t be friends.

I suspect the confusion started when NASA tweeted this:


Buzzfeed reported that everyone from your significant other to your grandmother thought the movie was based on a true story. We all know someone like that. There is always one.  

Some people are still trying to get over the fact that Matt Damon was the bad guy in Interstellar, and now they have to deal with the so-called reality of it all.

is the martian related to insterstellar
Really? Two movies about inter gallatic travel and now this?


Oh, but it doesn’t stop there. This guy’s crowd funding campaign wants to bring Matt Damon home from Mars, which I think may be a huge spoiler alert.

go fund me rescue matt damon
Two people have donated $5 each so far, the best being from the dude who wants Matt Damon to come home because Ben Affleck needs companionship.


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