Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will star in a new China-set action movie about a former FBI agent, Will Ford, who must save his family from a blazing fire in the world’s tallest building.
Skyscraper’s official trailer was revealed during the Super Bowl, with the initial poster launched days earlier. After examining the promotional material, eagle-eyed viewers were quick to see the big flaw. There’s no way The Rock’s character could survive the jump as seen on the poster.
Fans from all over the world took to social media to share their thoughts about the impossible jump.
Dwayne I analyzed the trajectory of this jump and the only logical conclusion is the movie introduces grav-boots or jet packs somewhere. Interesting sci-fi twist, can't wait!!!!! pic.twitter.com/sEk2EX6VCC
— Chef BoyarSUPERBOWL MVP NICK FOLES (@SteveHerlin) February 2, 2018
— Andrew Sheranko (@a_sheranko116) February 6, 2018
— Geek Mentality Mike (@geekmentality) February 2, 2018
— Danny D Pearson ✎ (@Danny_D_Pearson) February 2, 2018
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.
Whichever you choose, rest in peace The Rock, as you are dead now. pic.twitter.com/cAytzrWMRW
— James Smythe (@jpsmythe) February 2, 2018
So I did some science.
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
— ✨New Year New Christian✨ (@ChristianBedwel) February 3, 2018
Non-engineers tend to neglect wind effects, I put a blue line that clearly shows the updraft from the fire below which carries the Rock to safety. pic.twitter.com/3hiemMqDRq
— Galen Kehler (@GalenKehler) February 3, 2018
Easily fixed: pic.twitter.com/mLdWObAChc
— Rapscallion (@RapscallionDK) February 4, 2018