Physics Vs. Hollywood

Perhaps you may know about some Hollywood’s movies originated myths that have been laughed already. Two physics professors from the Department of Physics at the Univercity of Central Florida, C.J. Efthimiou and R.A. Llewellyn have described why some tricks and computer generated special effects in the movies are impossible in real life.

The bus in Speed was not able to jump over the gap

The bus driven by Sandra Bullock in the movie Speed was not able to flew over the gap in the bridge just because the bridge is absolutely flat, parallel to the horizon. The initial velocity of the bus hasn’t any tilt to jump over the gap.

In the Aeon Flux main character’s ability to avoid certain death by hanging with the only feet on the bricks in extremely uncomfortable position above the deadly blades that are sticking out of the lawn is impossible because of the forward momentum that Aeon Flax has received falling towards the lawn will undoubtedly move her further to meet the blades.

C.J. Efthimiou and R.A. Llewellyn are also talking about Superman’s ability to turn the time (and direction in which the Earth rotates) backward, About Riddick’s ability to survive 700F environment and how much energy was consumed by Magneto in X-Men: The Last Stand to move the Golden Gate Bridge.

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