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
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.
So I did some science.— ✨New Year New Christian✨ (@ChristianBedwel) February 3, 2018
Assuming that 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 meters per second (appr. 28.4 mph)
For comparison, Usain Bolt's fastest recorded speed is 27.4 mph. pic.twitter.com/GruWcbtEAN
I’ve mocked up some parabolas for The Rock’s SKYSCRAPER jump. Red is assuming he jumped up a bit first; green assuming he ran forward and somehow didn’t lose momentum; yellow for a sort of squat-thrust thing.— James Smythe (@jpsmythe) February 2, 2018
Whichever you choose, rest in peace The Rock, as you are dead now. pic.twitter.com/cAytzrWMRW
In this movie he has a prosthetic because, idk he must be diabetic or a war hero. According to science, springs can imitate the effects of low-gravity environments. To put it simply, this guy has the #SpringLegs #science #BuzzAldrin #NeilArmstrong #TheRock #skyscrapper pic.twitter.com/wUjXISfVSQ— Andrew Taylor (@Harry_Limeade23) February 5, 2018
Who is THE ROCK of your gang? #hamee #hameeindia #TheRock #dwaynejhonson #skyscrapper #Hollywood #funtimes #funnehfriday #friendschallenge #fridayfun #Friday #CHALLENGER #Dare2Answer pic.twitter.com/bYwmNEjpLL— Hamee India (@HameeIndia) February 7, 2018
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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