How are Black Holes Used in the Movies?

Source: Graph Jam

I mean, is the spaghettification of John Cusack using awesome 2012 doomsday graphics too much to ask? Instead of an improbable alien spacecraft appearing over the White House, why not use a black hole, producing so much tidal shear that it rips the building apart brick-by brick? Oh, and then have all the matter being sucked into the black hole accelerate to relativistic velocities, creating an X-ray belching accretion disk, lighting up the solar system with our planet’s regurgitated mass-energy? Movie audiences will have a total doomgasm over that!

Or we could just use it as a nifty time travel device.

*I just saw this on Graph Jam, had a giggle. More sci-fi black holes please!

8 thoughts on “How are Black Holes Used in the Movies?”

  1. What would a singularity of multiple solar masses do if it came anywhere near this solar system. Or a small one got stuck in the sun's core, what would that do…I want to see a movie where we have to evacuate the planet in a couple decades. I bet the impending end of the human race would cause quite a space race.

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