'Bad Science in Movies' Checklist Chart - From 2001 to Apollo 13
We all know that most sci-fi movies don't actually use real physics or science rules and often exaggerate for entertainment purposes. Just think of Armageddon and you will understand. There's always a debate about which movies do use proper science and which don't, so Charlie Jane Anders from io9 (originally via I Love Charts) decided to create their own "chart" of Bad Science in Movies. It's basically a big checklist/graph with 18 movies cross-listed with 11 different rules that were broken, such as "sound in space" and "moving in slow-motion in zero gravity", which is supposedly one rule that 2001: A Space Odyssey broke. See it below!
Some Armageddon hilarity: "Half of the Earth's population will be incinerated by the heat blast, the rest will freeze to death in a nuclear winter. Basically the worst parts of the Bible." I'm actually quite surprised to see Ron Howard's Apollo 13 and Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff being the only two movies that didn't break any rules, which is not-so-coincidental after all because they're also based on real occurrences in our history so it was a lot easier for them to recreate the exact scenarios. It's also interesting to see Star Wars with the most checks, but it's more of a space fantasy within its own universe, so I'll let it slide. Thoughts?