C’mon, we shouldn’t let a little thing like scientific accuracy get in the way Hollywood magic should we? Well, maybe we should when the movie Gravity is being lauded as one of the finest visual representations of space. Who better to hold up the “Check yourself, before you wreck yourself” banner than science’s premier Outer-Space-Guy, Neil deGrasse Tyson. You’ve got to check out his Thumb-Bleeding-Twitter-Rant after the jump.
Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity certainly got under Neil’s skin the other night. He went on a tirade of tweets that looked at everything from angular motion to Sandra Bullock‘s hair styling. You can check out his entire rant at his Twitter page, but here are some of the highlights:
Dammit Neil, I think I learned something reading those tweets! That’s not why Twitter was created! It’s a good thing I don’t have a Twitter account, because I don’t think my thumbs could take the pounding.
He did admit to enjoying the movie, but does he have a point, well lots of points, about the accuracy of Gravity‘s science?
What do you think?