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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

NASA votes for realism in science fiction films

In all film-savvy groups you will find an individual that dismisses a film simply because it is unrealistic and scientifically bogus(for example "Star Wars sucks because you can't have sound in space"). Besides loving Star Wars I have to admit that I do not really care about the scientific plausibility very much if I do enjoy the movie for any other reason.

NASA and the Science and Entertainment Exchange voted for the most unrealistic/worst sci-fi films as well as the most realistic/science faithful films. It is an interesting list:

Most unrealistic films
  1. 2012 (2009)
  2. The Core (2003)
  3. Armageddon (1998)
  4. Volcano (1997)
  5. Chain Reaction (1996)
  6. The 6th Day (2000)
  7. What the Bleep Do We Know? (2004)

Most realistic films
  1. Gattaca (1997)
  2. Contact (1997)
  3. Metropolis (1927)
  4. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  5. Woman in the Moon (1929)
  6. The Thing from Another World (1951)
  7. Jurassic Park (1993)


Eraserheadx said...

I object! Where is 2001 in the most realistic films?

mastorak said...

I ll give you that in Odyssey 2001 there is no sound in space. What about that sentient big monolith that sparked intelligence to the human spices though?

ebenet said...

Hmm yeah I was a little dissapointed that 2001 didn't make the list. Oh well, at least 2012 got what it deserved!