Astrophysicist, author, science popularizer, and overall rock-star Neil deGrasse Tyson is notorious for pointing out the scientific flaws in blockbuster movies. We will probably never forgive him for even insinuating that the greatest space film ever made, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, has any flaws or factual inconsistencies. We’ll never forget!
Recently Tyson, listed his favorite sci-fi films which included; The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Blade Runner (1982), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Planet of the Apes (1968), The Terminator (1984), The Island (2005), The Quiet Earth (1985), Contact (1997), Deep Impact (1998), The Matrix (1999) and one more film that also happens to be his favorite superhero movie.
The scientist and confessed sci-fi fan behind recent TV series ‘Cosmos’ listed Zack Snyder’s 2009 adaptation of the celebrated DC graphic novel among his personal top ten science fiction movies for Hero Complex.
Of his choice, deGrasse Tyson said, “I don’t know if I am alone in thinking that “Watchmen” is the best-of-genre among all superhero films. I liked it because the characters had fully expressed, complex personality profiles. They experience love, hate, revenge, megalomania, moral anguish and trepidation. Nothing polished about them. For this reason, they were all more real to me. If the world really did have superheroes in it, “Watchmen” is the world it would be.”
So no Marvel movies or Dark Knight? While Zach Synder’s Watchmen is quite innovative and features plenty of spectacular visuals, you’d be hard pressed to find many people to agree with Tyson. But what do we know? We still have films like Howard the Duck, The Meteor Man, Blankman and Barb Wire predominately present in our DVD collection.
[via Yahoo Movies]
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