20 Blockbuster Movies That Got Their Science Totally Wrong

20 Blockbuster Movies That Got Their Science Totally Wrong

Hollywood is notorious for trying to pull fast ones on the public. Fortunately, we live in the internet age, so anyone can investigate the nonsensical version of science that movies posit. Pardon us for pulling a Neil deGrasse Tyson, but in our continuing effort to cleanse the world of the lies Hollywood likes to propagate, we'd like debunk some of the worst offenders.

In Die Another Day, Bond tricks a scanner with a severed hand. But biometic scans don't just read your palm print, a very inexact ID method. They chec
Source: FBI

Superman can't lift a continent or the Moon, no matter how strong he is. We're not questioning super strength. But he's still just the size of a man,
Source: MIT

In invisible man movies, invisibility gives you a big edge when fighting. But if you are truly invisible, you'll also be blind. Sight works through wa
Source: MIT

Pacific Rim detonates a nuclear reactor to destroy a portal. We don't care about the magic portal-we're fine with that. But nuclear reactors can't det
Source: MIT

In Waterworid, melted ice caps have covered all land with water. If the ice caps melt totally, that'll mean sea levels will rise 216 feet. We'll lose
Source: USGS

In Gravity, orbiting debris destroys the space station and comm satellites. But the space station is in low-Earth orbit, with an altitude of just 350
Source: NASA

The Lost World's Tembo says, predators don't hunt when they're not hungry. We guess he never met cats of any kind. Or dogs. Or bears, weasels, or ho
Source: NY Times
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