Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Everything Wrong with Gravity

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 - 11:32AM
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Wednesday, 04 June 2014 - 11:32AM
Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Everything Wrong with Gravity

In this hilarious video, Cinema Sins, the creators of the "Everything Wrong With" series, make fun of cinematic missteps in Oscar winner "Gravity," such as the awkward and overt womb imagery in the space station and the triteness of (spoiler!) Sandra Bullocks's character's dead child plotline, as well as obvious logistical plotholes, such as the fact that Clooney's character tells Bullock to stop talking so much in order to save air when she has 8% oxygen, but then strikes up a conversation with her when she's at a mere 2%. 

 

But they recruited a very special guest, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, to narrate his sassy live tweets of the film, which explain everything wrong with the science of "Gravity." His tweets ranged from criticisms of smaller aspects of the film,

 

 

 

 

to the title of the film,

 

 

 

to the science behind the climactic moment of the entire film, in which (spoiler!) Bullock is "forced" to let go of Clooney's tether in order to save herself, even though he is certainly floating away to his death.

 

 

Woops. You know that realistic science is not a high priority when the most important moment of the film hinges on scientific inaccuracy. 

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