Here’s What Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks of ‘Gravity’

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Not very much. The popular astrophysicist, told his 1.4 million Twitter followers on Sunday night that the Hollywood hit Gravity isn’t the most scientifically accurate piece of science fiction.

Here are some of his specific gripes, based on a combination of his scientific expertise and common sense, from his Twitter rant (though, to be sure, he’s not the first to complain).

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LonStucky
LonStucky

Seriously Neil...didn't you have some half baked show on the Science Channel or something where you explained in every episode how to make a real Death Star, or Warp Drive, or some other way out there crap? You should be lauding this movie, not tryint to grab yourself some limelight with your nitpicky garbage. Don't you WANT people to become more interested in "space", and where we as a species are reaching out realistically, and NOT based on your mathematically possible but laughingly near improbable theories? Do you know how hard it is to get Hollywood on board to even CONSIDER making a movie like this? It's a frikkin miracle is what it is. I would like to think that some impressionable young people and some kids would get some real inspiration from this kind of movie. Did the writers and consultants take some poetic license to make the movie a bit more palatable for the average joe movie goer? YES. And THANK GOD! It was the PERFECT blend!


I really like you, and have enjoyed your work. But I'm going to have to take you down a few notches now. All you can do it nitpick and whine about this movie instead of pointing out out how much they DID get right, and you should be standing and applauding this movie. Get lost, I'm not watching anything you do or read your crap anymore.

vrcplou
vrcplou

I just love the Twitter critics.  If you can do it better, then get out there and do so.  Otherwise STHU....