• @preach224@lemmy.world
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    3 months ago

    it’s cinema sins but with the “he’s an astrophysicist so he must know what he’s talking about”

    when an otherwise smart guy spends his time nitpicking…movies?…he comes across as the friend you wouldn’t want to go to the movies with, no?

    you can argue that the hate might be “over the top” (and i tend to agree), but that mfer comes across as straight insufferable - in that if i had a choice i wouldn’t want to be around him - so i can empathise.

    edit: i’m sure there’s more, but i’m struggling to come up with any other scientist who spends their time saying “haha that ben affleck movie about oil drillers isn’t scientifically accurate!?!?” instead of, you know, positively impacting/selling their field of study.

    • deweydecibel
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      3 months ago

      Comparing it to cinemasins is ridiculous. Cinemasins just straight makes shit up, doesn’t pay attention, is deliberately obtuse, and nitpicks to stretch out video run times. They do it for ad revenue.

      NDT’s tweets may annoy some people but they’re still at least helping to educate. He’s using movies as an opportunity to inject some scientific facts into the space. He could be doing it smarter and less obnoxiously, but it’s still just him doing his job. It doesn’t make him deserving of anywhere near as much contempt as he gets on the Internet.

      And again, he is not the only celebrity that acts pompous and makes incorrect assertions on Twitter. Yet this is all anyone talks about when it comes to him.

    • @UsernameHere
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      103 months ago

      There are a lot of people I wouldn’t want to go to the movies with. But I wouldn’t write an article about each of them telling them to shut the fuck up.

      That reaction just doesn’t make sense to me.

      • @snooggums@midwest.social
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        3 months ago

        Becsuse the way he says similar things in interviews influences how we read the words in his tweets. They don’t sound like someone being funny and clever, they sound like someone being smug and pompous.

        I used to enjoy his “but awkshully” take ok things, but sfter a while it seems like his popularity went to his head and now it comes across as mean. It would probably help if he was a littke self depricating once in a while.