Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson decided to watch movies Thursday night, and the result was more tweets that sucked the fun out of fictional movies. Tyson pointed out the inaccuracies in Frozen, an animated film with no footing in reality whatsoever, and plenty of fans had things to say about it. He also sent out a tweet renaming Marriage Story that also angered movie lovers.
Next you're going to tell me that Daffy Duck can't survive being crushed by an anvil.— 🤘The Amazing Critter Man🇺🇸 (@The_Critter_Man) February 24, 2020
"Not that anybody asked, but if Elsa from Frozen has a Human-sized Head then she has Horse-sized Eyeballs — occupying 4x the normal volume within her cranium," Tyson said in his first tweet about the beloved animated hit. "I'm just sayin.'"
You are tedious. I'd rather have a librarian follow me around all day shushing me than hear one of your so called insights.— Kyle Beckley (@Kyle_Beckley) February 24, 2020
"In Frozen (2013) the Ice Harvesters in the opening scene pulled cubes from the water that floated as they should, with about 10% above the surface and 90% below. Just as in Icebergs," Tyson continued.
In another tweet, he actually praised the film's depiction of nighttime skies.
So big with such a tiny mouth - the eyes couldn't even fit in her mouth! And they're absurdly far apart to boot— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) February 24, 2020
"Even though [Disney Studios'] Frozen features talking snowmen and enchanted rolly-polly rocks, the Aurorae were authentically represented in the Nordic nighttime skies," he wrote.
Tyson's Twitter account was flooded with comments from Frozen fans who were particularly annoyed about him bashing the stylized look of Elsa in the film.
This is not the first time Tyson has tweeted about Frozen. Back in July 2019, when Disney released the teaser poster for Frozen II, he criticized the snowflake design.
"Dear [Disney], You got it right the first time. Water crystals have hexagonal 'six-fold' symmetry," he wrote. "You still have a few months to fix your [Frozen II] Movie Poster, unless the sequel takes place in another universe, where water crystalizes to different laws of physics."
Pfft you don’t know how make up works— Modern day megaladon (@rathat99) February 24, 2020
Also on Friday, Tyson found another way to grind movie lovers' gears. He tweeted the poster for Noah Baumbach's acclaimed Netflix movie Marriage Story. "The film A Marriage Story (2019) should instead have been named A Divorce Story," he tweeted.
I can't wait for him to destroy anime next— Yeet Buttigieg (@deportablediz) February 24, 2020
While Tyson has some qualms about Frozen and Frozen II, many moviegoers don't. The first film made $1.28 billion worldwide and won Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song for "Let It Go." Frozen II grossed $1.44 billion and was nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar for "Into the Unknown."
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