I hear about it every single time The Day After Tomorrow reruns on television: There’s no way Dennis Quaid’s surveying equipment would work in sub-zero temperatures. And that’s just one of many scientific inaccuracies in the global warming disaster film that my father, a chemistry professor at New York University, points out during the course of the film. Not to mention other numerous Hollywood releases; there isn’t a disaster movie (2012), geek-tastic flick (Total Recall), or Syfy film (Sharktopus vs. Gatoroid vs. Giant Gopher vs. Mega Gary Busey) that my father won’t find violates some basic scientific rules.
(Reporting by Matt Patches)