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Neil deGrasse Tyson Tells You What’s Wrong With This Year’s Summer Movies

Neil deGrasse Tyson Tells You What’s Wrong With This Year’s Summer Movies

This weekend officially starts the summer movie season with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. That means the next four months will be filled with superheroes, explosions, robots, and cartoons. It also means that our good friend Neil deGrasse Tyson will let us know how these movies are so inaccurate. Before he takes to Twitter as per usual, he did a few reviews on Friday’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The video focused on sci-movies, starting with Alien: Covenant. I agree that if we are going to attempt to colonize a new planet, that we send robots first so we aren’t wiped out by a group of Xenomorphs (Group? Pack? Gaggle? What do you call multiple Xenomorphs in one place? A heartburn of Xenomorphs?).

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He then covers Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and discusses something that Firefly did very well, as well as how the suspension of disbelief can distract him from what is inaccurate about the movie. Lastly, he covers the most sci-fi of the movies…Baywatch. But I think it was just an excuse to talk about Dwayne Johnson. I mean, it’s Dwayne Johnson. Why wouldn’t you want to talk about him? He rules.

I’m hopeful that by now most movie fans (as well as Neil deGrasse Tyson fans) understand that this is just a bit, and he is not trying to ruin everybody’s fun. I look at it more in the realm of him telling us what it would take to make this stuff occur in real life.

So what do you think? Should Neil calm down a bit and let us enjoy ourselves? What other movies coming out this year would you like to see him deconstruct? Let me know on Twitter or sound off in the comments below.

Images: Late Night with Stephen Colbert/YouTube

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