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Neil deGrasse Tyson vs. 'Gravity': Twitter Roundup

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Oct 16, 2013 | 4:00pm EDT

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Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity opened to rave reviews and broke box office records last week, but famed astrophysicist and meme superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson didn’t find the film all that impressive. Pointing out some of the failed logic and unrealistic situations of the film, Tyson threw some scientific side-eyes at the film on his Twitter last week, resulting in some awesome unintentional shade. Gather round, children – it’s time for some “Mysteries of Gravity” Masterpiece Twitter by Neil deGrasse Tyson (caveat: suspensions of disbelief not permitted).

 
…Except that title kinda sucks.


Wouldn’t you like to know! Neil, you should know better than to question a woman’s beauty secrets, especially when it comes to hair.

 
Exactly, people. You’re not allowed to be impressed by 2 movies that concern gravity, DUH.


So out of context, this tweet sounds pretty wrong.


Whoa – this is getting pretty meta. Tyson does have a point, though – the Discovery Channel definitely needs more love.

 
Ok, Neil, I think it’s time to drop out of Keener Nation.

But if you think Tyson was complaining or feeling salty about the film, you’re totally wrong:

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