That most people gloss over the inaccuracies without any basis in current reality says more about the state about our current education than anything else. Good Sci-Fi can't ignore things we already know, such as how gravity works, how atmospheric friction occurs and all that.
Imagine you read a book where one protagonist gets electrocuted by touching a single AA battery. Wouldn't that kind of disrupt the reading of the next few pages ?
It didn't disrupt me, because I didn't make the connection of a wind storm on Mars having much less inertia than on Earth. Even though I know Mars has negligible atmospheric pressure (relative to Earth's), I just hadn't make the connection to 150kph Martian wind storms having no punch when I was reading the book. I only went "oh, right" when I watched the author give a Google talk a couple years ago when he said he decided early on to have the wind storm cause the situation even though it would be like a mild breeze.
The thing that annoyed me in the book (without giving away a spoiler...) was the end and how the last problem was overcome - that seemed to jump the shark, and felt more like an unnecessary movie-style climax solution. Having a climax is fine, but not their solution to it. But I enjoyed the rest of it enough that I'm eager to see the movie.