But maybe it was too realistic, because an alarming number of people out there have come away from the film thinking it is based on a true story.
Despite the fact that, y’know, no human has ever set foot on Mars.
Some people in your family might think The Martian is a true story.
Genuinely bothered that my mom thought The Martian was a true story.
— Hayden Picker (@HaydenPicker) October 5, 2015
As great as "The Martian" was, my favorite part was after when my grandma asks if it was based on a true story
— Richie Abruscato (@get___RICH) October 3, 2015
Some of your friends may think The Martian is a true story.
kelley o'hara, a stanford graduate, thought the martian movie was based off of a true story
— • (@oharamorgans) October 4, 2015
You could be dating a person who thinks The Martian is a true story.
"Is this a true story?" – The woman next to me said to her date at The Martian last night.
— Mike Burns (@pizzanachos69) October 4, 2015
At 2:46am – "what do you mean no one has been to Mars? You mean, The Martian isn't based on a true story?" –@lucyliz
— Kae (@kaeepet) October 3, 2015
Heard a girl say to her boyfriend on the way out of The Martian 'was that true story?'
I couldn't believe he didn't dump her on the spot!
— Brian Maher (@MrBrianMaher) October 2, 2015
You might be completely surrounded by people who think The Martian is a true story.
Overheard two people talking at Panera about how THE MARTIAN was “based on a true story.”
— Mαtt Thomαs (@mattthomas) October 2, 2015
Someone behind me just asked if #TheMartian is a true story……..
— TJ Campana (@CamPanda) October 4, 2015
Sitting in the theater watching The Martian and some girl behind me asks if this is a true story…😂😂😂😑😑😑
— Name cannot be blank (@GnastyGnate) October 6, 2015
Maybe YOU believe The Martian is based on a true story.
Asking if the Martian was a true story, not one of my finer moments 😁
— Lauren Hart (@Laurenreneehart)
Sometimes I'm smart, and sometimes I google "is the martian based on a true story". For the record it is definitely not.
— Rebecca R (@raerennie) September 23, 2015
So let’s settle this now.