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Skyscaper poster: Even the math side of Twitter can’t figure out how Dwayne Johnson will make the jump

Dwayne Johnson’s stunt in Skyscraper has confused the internet about how science works.

hollywood Updated: Feb 08, 2018 16:52 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The forces of sciences are weak with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Skyscraper.

Ever since the poster for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s upcoming film, Skyscraper, was revealed to the world, many marvelled at its awesomeness but many more were confused about how he would ever make that deadly jump. The action star has broken the rules of mathematics, physics, aerodynamics to accomplish what quite visibly looks like a very stupid thing to do and Twitter agrees in unison.

In the poster, The Rock is seen leaping off a crane and into a building several feet away. People claiming to be math geniuses (HT couldn’t verify their claims) have broken down the jump attempt in graphs and equations but still could not find a way for him to successfully make that jump.

“So I did some science. Assuming there is no jump-off (which seems to be optimal here), we can determine that the Rock would need to leave the platform at 12.7 metres per second (app 28 miles per hour). For the record, Usain Bolt’s fastest record speed is 27.4 mph,” a science-r wrote on Twitter.

Here’re are a few more desperate attempts at trying to make sense of the stunt.

Skyscraper’s trailer debuted on Monday during the Super Bowl. Skyscraper looks like a cross between Die Hard and the Towering Inferno. The Rock plays a former FBI hostage rescue team leader whose family is trapped inside a 240-floor building, which is being held siege by a terrorist.

The film is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, who previously made Central Intelligence with the star. The film is scheduled to release on July 13.

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First Published: Feb 08, 2018 16:51 IST