Since being released during the first week of November, the response to the film is mostly positive. As of this writing, the film is enjoying a 73% rating from both Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.
Among the most common concerns by viewers about the film revolves around the accuracies (and inaccuracies) of the science portrayed in the movie. What did Interstellar get right (or wrong) about science?
Who could best answer these concerns than scientists themselves. This is why the well-known astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson recently appeared on the television show CBS This Morning to talk about the science explored in the movie.
Always articulate and bubbling with enthusiasm, Tyson engaged the show's hosts on wormholes, the mathematics behind wormholes, the difference between a wormhole and a black hole, tidal waves in outer space, and meteorites.
When asked by one of the hosts if Interstellar gets his thumbs up or thumbs down, the celebrated scientist preferred to not answer the question directly but it's quite clear from the interview that he did appreciate it in one way or another.
Prior to appearing on CBS This Morning, Tyson went on his Twitter account to review Interstellar. He had positive things to say about some of the science shown in the film like achieving zero gravity in space, Einstein's Curvature of Space, and Einstein's Relativity of Time. In one of his tweets hashtagged #Interstellar, Tyson tweeted, "In Interstellar: Experience Einstein's Curvature of Space as no other feature film has shown." Read more of Tyson's Interstellar tweets here.
It's also worth mentioning here that Tyson referred to the 1997 film Contact as a science-fiction film that has stuck with him for a long time. This was after he was asked by one of the hosts if he can name one good science-fiction film. Contact was directed by Robert Zemeckis and was based on a novel of the same name by Carl Sagan. It also starred Matthew McConaughey.
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