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NASA blasts 2012 as the worst sci-fi film

01-04-2011 16:09 BJT

American space scientists at NASA have named Roland Emmerich's disaster movie 2012 the worst sci-fi movie of all time.

American space scientists at NASA have named Roland Emmerich's disaster
movie 2012 the worst sci-fi movie of all time.

At a day-long conference in California, scientists from NASA and the Science & Entertainment Exchange decided 2012 was the most risible sci-fi film ever made, a title it snatches from previous winner The Core.

The apocalyptic tale, starring John Cusack and Amanda Peet, saw our planet's core cooked by neutrino particles from the sun, leading to the collapse of the Earth's crust accompanied by devastating earthquakes, eruptions and tsunamis.

The scientists attacked 2012 on the grounds that neutrinos are neutral and do not interact with physical substances and because the speed of the core's overheating was grossly accelerated.

"It's absurd", bemoaned Donald Yeomans, head of NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission, which monitors the threat from rocks hurtling through space.

At the other end of the spectrum, praise was given to good sci-fi such as Ridley Scott's iconic Blade Runner, which depicted a convincing Los Angeles in 2018; Contact, starring Jodie Foster as a woman searching for alien life with radar telescopes; and for the authentic explanation of DNA in the dinosaur adventure Jurassic Park.



Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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