Movie Night With a Physicist

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Physics comes up in movies a lot, and as quite a difficult subject it is fun to see how physics is interpreted through the lens of cinema. Sometimes they get it very right and sometimes they get it very wrong! A friend of mine who is really into movies picked out a bunch of clips for me to interrogate. Some movies I had seen before, and others I hadn't. See how Hollywood does with some hardcore physics! I have posters available to buy here: I have also made versions available for educational use which you can find here: Also, if you enjoyed this video, you will probably like my Professor Astro Cat science books, available in all good books shops world in over 24 languages! Thanks so much to my supporters on Patreon. If you enjoy my videos and would like to help me make more this is the best way and I appreciate it very much. Find me on twitter, instagram, and my website:

Comments from Youtube

Viki Ai : The only reason we still have paper in the future is so astronauts can easily explain wormholes.

Red haired Gangstah : there is a letter "Y" below his nostril.

Amruth V : You need to react to the Indian movies! You might forget what's physics πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

AgressivePizza 49 : i want to see his reaction to rick and morty lol

Kylar Stern : I love the look on his face after "Several minutes of Hypothesizing" Lmao

Bella S : 10:21 "I like their hats, those special kinds of hats keep their brains in" PLEASE BECOME A PHYSICIST COMEDIAN πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚ Im crying o

Xris Kava : FINALLY! I am NOT the only one who fell asleep during 2001: Space Odyssey!

Mischa Pillon : my favorite observation about Armageddon was that it would be WAY easier to train astronauts how to drill than it would to train drillers how to be astronauts...

HeWentThattaway : Thanks Major Buzzkill. Or is it Captain Cockblocker?

Sinneric : "Don't put your antimatter in a storage device that's on battery power!" Thumbs up for that one alone. lol

Emma Egedal : Are you actually Brian May

OFFtheCHIZANE : I guess detonating a nuclear bomb on or near an asteroid is a valid deflection tactic, but like the rockets or albedo-changing paint would have to be employed while the asteroid is still years away from impact. But the most unrealistic part of that movie (as Affleck himself has pointed out) is that it was ostensibly easier to train oil drillers to be astronauts than vice versa.

Veyvovv Sapkota : How about Physics in ZOD'S SNAPPED NECK?

Cometz5 : Destroys physics to Batman scene: "Ughhh, that Batman movie is so good" 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

atenahena : This comments section is so thirsty for this dude

Andrew Yeoh : For Man Of Steel... Debris gets sucked up, Lois falls down. πŸ€”πŸ€¨β“

Cole Peltier : 4:13 remember that episode of Rick and Morty? Lmao

xilefx : 8:30 no thats not supposed to be a mirror effect, thats the space behind the black hole warping around because of the Gravitation

Donald Hobson : The stress energy tensor in GR would also be effected by a magnetic field, but only a REALLY STRONG one.

Vilmos PΓ©ter : 20:07 I love love! It's good! Aww(γ€€^Ο‰^)

Chloe Pearson : He’s so cute lol

Dylan Shadowstar : Well Futurama has several writers which hold PhDs, they love accurate science jokes.

Stephen Ritger : Regarding the wormhole in Interstellar, the stars and galaxies you see are not being reflected, they are actually located beyond the far end of the wormhole, and their light is passing through the wormhole and becoming visible at the near end. Also, Interstellar correctly depicts the "mouth" of a wormhole as a sphere, not a circle as shown in many other sci-fi movies.

reee eee : I want that guy to explain one punch man

rachelle5694 : Can I have a dinner date with a physicist? πŸ˜›

nabil chowdhury : again, Batman bench presses 1000+lbs for warmups like their nothing, lift giant multi ton piles of rubble, and can easily smash through all kinds of stone and reinforced steel, holding himself up with a cable is nothing.

Jackofallspade : He might’ve been turning me gay before he hated on 2001: A Space Odyssey, lmao

Dante Crailman : This is one of the thirstiest comment sections I've seen in YouTube...

cheezemonkeyeater : "Exploding it with a giant nuclear bomb is not the best idea." But it's the only thing Michael Bay is good at.

ClydeCraft : 20:17 "Physics is so basic."

squid iddly : OMG I love that they put Futurama on thisπŸ˜‚ I love Futurama!

rogermwilcox : 5:06 ... Vega is NOT "on the other side of the galaxy." It's only 25 light-years away. Our solar system is 30,000 light-years from the center of the galaxy. EDIT: Oh, looks like you mentioned this already 3 months ago.

Miyusha : It would be a lot of fun to see you react to a Big Bang theory episode, not so much for the science as I know they have scientists helping out but just the whole thing. How a day looks like when doing work, do you recognize the characters in people around you etc!

Pixie Panda Plush : The problem isn't bad physics in films; the problem is people believing in this bad physics.

Dave Brohman : 14:30 Thank you! I've been asking this same thing for a decade!

Quaternions : 5:26 "Nerd sniped" I understood that reference.

StarBomber45 : Lol I love this guy , Had me cracking up the whole time

King Cookie : Recently watched the new Kingsman with my nerdcrew and the scene when they hacked the firewall was... ... painful ... ... for the other cinema visitors because we laughed so loud, that their ears must have been exploded

Anna K : I feel so stupid compared to this man.... here he is, with his big brain full of knowledge, and here I am totally distracted by his good looks and wonderful voice.

Gaunerchen : 20:05: "not to belittle love, I love love. It's GOOD." -That is such a cliche from a physics guy

Dewboy101 : Star trek red matter was bought at space Cosco

mena94x3 : And I totally agree with his assessment of β€œGravity” as well.

Lucas Florencio : In Armageddon could our atmosphere absorve some part of the asteroid shotgun blast?

Luis Jacob : "physics is so basic..." 20:16 tells the guy with a PHD...

Ian Snyder : All I heard was "My name is Donut Watermelon and I have a PhD in physics." πŸ˜‚

Kaleb Martin : Glad to see I'm not the only one who has issues with Interstellar πŸ˜… I didn't even realize they were simulating a tesseract. All I knew was he was inside a singularity...which is not the same thing. But I suppose they were going for the idea that within a singularity space and time are reversed? That still doesn't mean you can just traverse all of time from within a black hole πŸ˜‚ Really, it just feels like they wrote themselves into a corner on that one. And that's beside the other problems, like sound mixing and character portrayal. Anyway, great video! I definitely enjoyed it πŸ™‚

lexiconlover : Movie night with a physics Enthusiast doesn't sound as impressive as movie night with a physicist Wow 2 whole thumbs up thank you I never thought I'd get so much attention. Just voicing my humble opinion, heh

Laura Robjohns : I loved his bit on the red matter πŸ˜‚ Also, I'm very glad to know I'm not the only person who thinks 2001 is boring! Good but sooo long

GoodRiddanceGooglePlus : If physics and Jeff Goldblum doesn't match up, then physics needs to change.