Neil deGrasse Tyson and Buzz Aldrin “Weigh” In On ‘Gravity’

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Buzz Aldrin “Weigh” In On ‘Gravity’

Sorry for the terrible joke in the headline. I have a weakness for lame jokes and it seems to be getting stronger as the years go by…

Anyway, as you all may know if you read my box office report, or follow me on Twitter. I enjoyed Gravity very much. And I’m not the only one. At this point it sort of seems like I’m jumping on the band wagon as I didn’t get to see the film until last night and everyone has already sung its praises. And even the critics have nothing but good things to say about this film.

Stepping up to sing the praises was also Buzz Aldrin. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he said:

I was so extravagantly impressed by the portrayal of the reality of zero gravity. Going through the space station was done just the way that I’ve seen people do it in reality.

He did have this criticism though:

This movie gave great clarity to looking down and seeing the features of Earth … but there weren’t enough clouds, and maybe there was too precise a delineation from space.

know: If you’re looking down at Earth, you’re looking through an atmosphere that has a bit of haze in many places and not just occasional clouds.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, noted astrophysicist, had a lot more criticism for the film, which he happily shared view his Twitter account. But of course, the fact that he was engaging with the film ultimately means that he liked it:

But don’t let him fool you with all that. He still loved the film:

One wonders why he spent so much time on such heavy critique then, but I guess that’s his way. And I mean, I suppose it is good to know about the technical errors and blunders and such. Personally, I think they got it right enough and the film was extremely awesome!

Also, I’m never EVER going to space. Not ever!