NASA: 2012 movie the Most Scientifically Inaccurate Film ever

My favorite type of movie is the sci-fi adventure/action film and while most of the films in this genre stretch the boundaries of "what-if" the futuristic disaster movie 2012 was a little too much for me. So it was interesting to read today that the scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory put it at the top of their list inaccurate films ever.

In a day-long private meeting at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, some of the top minds in the world met to discuss the film industry's most popular sci-fi movies and their accuracy (or mostly lack thereof) in representing real science. It's no surprise that 2012 was named the most absurdly inaccurate sci-fi film ever with NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous head Donald Yeomans calling it an "exceptional and extraordinary" example of bad Hollywood science – ha!

via FirstShowing

Here is their complete list of most inaccurate; and the most faithful to science, movies - again thanks to FirstShowing

WORST:7. What the #$*! Do We Know? (2004)6. The 6th Day (2000)5. Chain Reaction (1996)4. Volcano (1997)3. Armageddon (1998)2. The Core (2003)1. 2012 (2009)

BEST:7. Jurassic Park (1993)6. The Thing from Another World (1951)5. Woman in the Moon (1929)4. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)3. Metropolis (1927)2. Contact (1997)1. Gattaca (1997)

Got to admit there are some pretty interesting selections on both lists.