Famed Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Criticizes 'Gravity' on Twitter


Gravity set records at the box office this weekend and is considered a frontrunner for several Oscar nominations.

But one person who was less than impressed is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who hit Twitter on Sunday night to question several of what he called the "Mysteries of #Gravity."

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Among his series of nearly 20 tweets, Tyson griped that the Alfonso Cuaron-directed movie -- which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney -- should be renamed Zero Gravity or Angular Momentum, the latter of which he helpfully explained as "the tendency, once set rotating, to keep rotating, unless another force acts to slow or stop it."

He also questioned "why anyone is impressed with a zero-G film 45 years after being impressed with 2001: A Space Odyssey" and criticized the fact that Bullock's hair did not "float freely on her head" during zero gravity scenes. He also helpfully suggested simple at-home experiments for his Twitter followers that would demonstrate the errors in Gravity's science.

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But still, he did admit that he "enjoyed #Gravity very much."

Read his tweets below:

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