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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Famed Astrophysicist, Total Gravity Buzzkill

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If you recently watched Alfonso Cuaron's marvelous outer-space odyssey Gravity, you probably walked out of the theater with your mind just a little bit blown. Or, if you're renowned astrophysicist and science distributor Neil deGrasse Tyson, you came out and decided to kill everyone's buzz by nitpicking the film.

Heads up, some of these tweets contain spoilers.

Tyson's observations—mostly framed as cheeky/smarmy "mysteries"—ran a full gamut, from being prickly but informative:

Advertisement just sort of annoyingly nitpicky:

Advertisement non-annoying and fully interesting:

Advertisement, on a couple of occasions, just flat-out annoying:


Sheesh, you'd think a scientist would get the concept of a false equivalency!

In the end, Tyson reassured the world that he enjoyed the movie, too:


As much as I'd like to bag on Tyson for killing everyone's buzz, for the most part I enjoyed his Twitter fact-checking tirade. I'd imagine watching Gravity as Neil deGrasse Tyson is a bit like watching The Wizard as a hardcore gamer—you see every little thing they got wrong, and can't help but want to tell people.

I tend to be with The Village Voice's Stephanie Zacharek, who writes, "Incidentally, the first person who tries to tell me Gravity is "unrealistic" or "implausible" is going to get a mock-Vulcan salute and a kick in the pants." But okay, okay. Astrophysicists get a pass.