Roland Emmerich’s directed ‘2012’ movie which depicted that the world will end by that year is included in the NASA’s silly list of science fiction films.
The 2009 movie which has been voted by the NASA experts as the most scientifically flawed and absurd science fiction film ever made, said a report on physorg.com.
The film showed neutrinos from a massive solar flare cause the temperature of the Earth's core to increase, resulting in global devastation by 2012. The movie was based on the date the Mayan calendar ending on Dec. 21, 2012, which is believed by some as the doomsday for the world.
But neutrino particles cannot interact with physical substances, and there is no possible way neutrinos be carried to Earth by solar flares as depicted in the film that cook the planet’s core and cause hurricanes or earthquakes or produce tsunamis big enough to overwhelm Mount Everest as shown in the film, according to Donald Yeomans, head of NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission.
Donald also called 2012 film as exceptional and extraordinary example of bad science in Hollywood movies.
Director Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow is also included in NASA’s silly sci-fi movies. Other movies in the list included Volcano, What the Bleep Do We Know, The Sixth Day, Chain Reaction, and The Core.
On the other hand, Gattaca, Metropolis, Jurassic Park, Contact, and Blade Runner have been voted as the scientifically correct sci-fi films by NASA scientists.