Take any cop movie where the police and the robber shoot at each other one-handedly. Any gun will have recoil as a result of Newton's 3rd law. More blatantly displayed as a violation of physics, in The Rundown, the Rock fires two shotguns, each with one hand.
In The Core, the team drilling into the center of the Earth is able to maintain constant radio contact, instead of it being cut off by the first foot of rock.
In Spiderman 2, a self-sustaining fusion reaction is put out with water.
In any martial arts movie, if one guy gets thrown across the room, the other guy should be thrown equally in the opposite direction by Newton's 3rd law (I think Hollywood has a proclivity to leave out Newton's 3rd law).
In Chronicles of Riddick there are countless examples which seem to violate thermodynamics on the penal colony stemming from the apparent intense sun.
This is more a biology contradiction: in The Passion of the Christ, Jesus is not rendered dead, or even unconscious within the first few minutes of his torture.
Answered by: Joel Tenenbaum, Physics/Math undergrad
Also, if you or any kids you know watch Ed, Edd, 'n Eddy, which I watch faithfully, watch the episode "Two Squares Plus an Ed." It has numerous inaccuracy's.
Answered by: Josh Poole, High School Student, Rome, GA
Well, there shouldn't be a 'BANG' because there is no air! Sound waves need a medium to 'surf' over. No air no sound.
In cartoons, most falls start only when the character realises that he is no more supported by the floor or the ground. In reality, gravity doesn't wait for your acknowledgement before it pulls you down as you certainly have felt before.
1 cartoon displays a physical phenomena that is not accurate in practice but could be theoretically achieved. If I mention Lucky Luke, can you guess which phenomena?
Yes, he shoots faster than his shadow. With an almost infinite strength, you could do it faster than it take the lights to reach the screen where the shadows are displayed. If the screen is at 10 meters, you need to do it faster than 30 billionth of a second ( 3x10 exponent-8 sec.)
Answered by: C. Gilles Lalancette, M.S., Cost Management, Bromont, Quï¿½bec
Another movie is "Wild Wild West". At one point they have magnetic collars on them, and a simple hit reverses the polarity, which is really wrong. Furthermore, in that whole sequence, the polarity of these collars attracts 2 spinning disks, which don't fly like they are being attracted by magnets, they act like they are being flow like fighter pilots.
Most movies involving spacecraft make the mistake of making the spacecraft fly like fighter jets on earth, including "Star Wars"
Answered by: David Bowman, Physics Undergrad Student, UF, Gainesville FL
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