‘Interstellar’ Gets Reviewed by Neil deGrasse Tyson: No Film Opinions Just Scientific Rights or Wrongs

After ripping apart “Gravity,” the astrophysicist applauds Christopher Nolan‘s new film

Neil deGrasse Tyson has no problem pointing out scientific inaccuracies, no matter where they might occur. Lucky for the producers of “Interstellar,” he seems to have nothing but praise to offer the science fiction thriller.

As TheWrap previously reported, Tyson did not go gently into his own review of 2013’s “Gravity,” pointing out several mistakes that he noticed in the Oscar-winning film, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. But on Sunday night, he returned to Twitter to share his thoughts on “Interstellar,” and surprised many with how positive he was in regards to the science of the movie.

“REMINDER: Never look to me for opinions on new films,” Tyson tweeted. “All I do is highlight the science one might or might not find in them.”

That didn’t stop him from commenting on the casting choices in “Interstellar. Tyson points out that all leading characters in the film, including Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine, play a scientist or an engineer. He also applauds that half of these space-time continuum geniuses are women.

He also discussed the believability and factuality behind worm holes, black holes and relativity of time.

“Relativity. Gravity. Quantum. Electrodynamics. Evolution. Each of these theories is true, whether or not you believe in them,” Tyson wrote.

“Interstellar” drew $50 million at the box office over the weekend, the lowest debut for any of Nolan’s recent films. Perhaps Tyson’s seal of approval will now drive science fans to theaters.

Tyson’s Fox docuseries “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” scored a record 12 Emmy nominations in 2014 and won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Series.

See all of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s tweets on “Interstellar” below.