Gravity Gets Fact-Checked By Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

By Sean O'Connell 2013-10-07 09:02:44discussion comments
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Alfonso Cuaronís Gravity has a spectacular weekend, posting an estimated $55 million to win the weekend box office and break some surprising records in the process. By most everyoneís accounts, it was a huge win for a brilliant movie. But not everyone was so easily impressed.

Noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, for example, caught Cuaronís space-walk thriller and left with a few very specific complaints. Using the identifiable hash tag ďMysteries of #Gravity,Ē the scientist talked to his 1.4 million followers about the various issues he had with Cuaronís film. Itís really hard to argue with just about everything that he brings up. I kind of feel bad that Tysonís incredible wealth of knowledge took him out of the experience of Cuaronís wild ride, but given his position, I totally understand. Here are a few of my favorite Tweets Tyson posted in response to Gravity:

Now, does that mean Tyson hated the film? Absolutely not. In fact, a Tweet he posted days earlier might have predicted how heíd respond to that question:

Iím trying to put myself in Tysonís shoes. If Hollywood ever got around to making a movie about film criticism of entertainment journalism, Iím sure Iíd take to Twitter and nitpick the hell out of it. Doesnít mean I didnít like it. In fact, if Charlie Kaufman ever gets around to completing Frank Or Francis, I just might get the chance. Until then, we can just sit back and enjoy Tysonís informative, entertaining Twitter feed, which gives us yet another interesting way to look at Cuaronís fantastic film.

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