Nasa Names 2012 Most Absurd Sci-Fi Movie Of All Time
Cosmic bods at NASA have named Roland Emmerich’s apocalyptic orgy 2012 the most absurd science-fiction movie of all time. The space boffins also revealed that they were forced to set up a special website of FAQs after receiving thousands of emails from people concerned that the world was about to end.
Our favourite FAQ is: “Is there a planet or brown dwarf called Nibiru or Planet X or Eris that is approaching the Earth and threatening our planet with widespread destruction?” But you can peruse the website itself by clicking here.
NASA also explained that they had never needed to set up such a website before… “The agency is getting so many questions from people terrified that the world is going to end in 2012 that we have had to put up a special website to challenge the myths. We have never had to do this before,” said an official.
The film starring John Cusack took a whopping £800m at the box office in 2009 but has been deemed the silliest and most scientifically flawed film at a conference in California. The film is set around the premise that the world will end on 21st December 2012 according to the Mayan calendar.
Head of Nasa’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission, Donald Yeomans told The Australian newspaper that the film was an “exceptional and extraordinary” example of Hollywood bad science. “The film-makers took advantage of public worries about the so-called end of the world as apparently predicted by the Mayans of Central America, whose calendar ends on December 21, 2012.”
Plenty of other movies felt the space organisation’s wrath however and others to be highlighted for crap science were, The Day After Tomorrow (rapid global warming), The Sixth Day (rapid cloning), Chain Reaction (bubble fusion), The Core (magnetic field trouble), What the Bleep Do We Know? (billed as a documentary) and Volcano (LA sprouts a volcano).