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  1. japh says:

    "I love good axes... and roaring fires, malt beer, red meat straight off the bone... and swimming with little, hairy women!" --Gimli

  2. Karellen says:

    I'm trying to figure out where The Core would be. Obviously right at the bottom with the Sharknados and Waterworld, but I've never been able to figure out where it fits on the Ironic/Earnest line. If often feels like the screenwriter went for ironic, but the director didn't get that memo and tried to go earnest, and that's why it's awful without ever getting anywhere near the island of so-bad-it's-good.

    • jwz says:

      Well it was written by John Rogers, so... wait, no, that doesn't help me at all with the ironic/earnest axis.

    • Nick Lamb says:

      If you follow the link, they were assessing the depiction of climate change, so it makes a lot more sense with that context.

      Tank Girl isn't plausible - no matter how hot she is no self-respecting talking kangaroo would sleep with that maniac after the second or third time she nearly gets them killed. But its depiction of climate change is... well, I think it's actually just how Hewlett thought Australia actually looked in the 1980s, and the books say it's caused by like a comet or something but whatever, desertification.

      Likewise, Interstellar is complete twaddle, from the nonsensical conspiracy to teach school children we didn't land on the moon (?) to the use of black holes as sort of all-purpose plot duct tape - but the climate change bits actually aren't that crazy.

      Soylent Green's predictions are mostly way less crazy than Interstellar, but it doesn't have future climate disaster correct at all, its New York is decidedly dry and not surrounded by sea walls - although it does predict that our civilisation has destroyed ocean life (hence "Soylent Green" can't actually be made from Plankton)

  3. NT says:

    There should be little arrows so you can see that Idiocracy is steadily trending up and to the right.

  4. CJ says:

    Why is the good/sucks axis labeled plausible/implausible?

  5. Stephen says:

    So "Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs" depicts a more plausible climate change scenario than "The Day After Tomorrow" ??

  6. Seems like Sharknado is ranked too low on plausibility, since fish precipitation is a thing that actually happens.

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