PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta explores whether films have a responsibility to be accurate in a recent episode. Rugnetta specifically points to the lack of feathers in Jurassic World as an example.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson has made a small game out of decrying the factual inaccuracies of popular movies, but do these noted inaccuracies actually…matter? On one hand, showing the dinosaurs in Jurassic World without feathers is a scientific error, but what about the fact that Jurassic World exists at all? Isn’t it just fantasy? Does it matter that in Gravity, gravity itself seemed to not necessarily obey our current understanding of it?