In case you missed it, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new movie trailer debuted during the Super Bowl.
Fans were quick to point out that the movie’s signature scene, featuring Johnson’s character jumping from a crane to a skyscraper, is simply not possible, based on the dimensions provided in the scene.
The movie’s poster provides a good screenshot.
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
Here’s another example.
I’ve thought long and hard about this, applying everything I know about science to bring you the definitive answer: if he just catches the leg of the K, he can use his momentum and the velocity in which he is travelling to allyoop into the window. He might have to grab the ledge pic.twitter.com/yjpuPpV9I9— Jamie Rorison (@JamieRorison) February 2, 2018
The movie should still be super fun, and simple popcorn action for the summer time, but still, Hollywood should be taking note…
We actually like the action to be believable, too.