Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson frequently uses Twitter to rate how well popular sci-fi films follow scientific principles. How did Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" stack up?
America's favorite astrophysicist, cosmologist and Pluto-downgrader Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter on Sunday with his take on Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," which landed in theaters in the US on November 5. Rather than simply reviewing films, Tyson rates them based on how accurately (or inaccurately, as the case may be) a film follows scientific principles like relativity, gravitational fields and evolution.
So how well did "Interstellar" stack up? Surprisingly well, actually.
Tyson specifically notes that "Interstellar" lets viewers experience Einstein's Curvature of Space and Relativity of Time theories like no other movie, and that the film's scientific knowledge of black holes and wormholes is pretty spot on. Check out his entire Twitter review on his Twitter page.
Of course, Tyson's review wasn't all positive, and he took issue with one of the stupid plot points from the film (click at your own risk as it's a spoiler). Still, "Interstellar" is a fantastic movie overall, and when it comes to the science of space, the film really gets it (mostly) right.
"Interstellar" is now showing in theaters around the world.