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How does the train scene in The Wolverine break physics?

  1. Dec 4, 2014 #1

    I think it may have something to do with momentum or vectors, but I'm not sure? Can you explain to me why Wolverine jumping off the train and then flying several feet backwards in a perfect straight line is unrealistic?
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2014
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  3. Dec 4, 2014 #2


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    That's the part that you find unbelievable?
  4. Dec 4, 2014 #3
    Well the whole scene kinda breaks physics in general, but I have to prove why it's unrealistic with equations / calculations.
  5. Dec 4, 2014 #4


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    Okay. I'm not going to get into it, but at least phrase the question properly. That jump is rearward, not forward.

    edit: I see that you edited your first post to correct that. Good move.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014
  6. Dec 5, 2014 #5


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    Because gravity. But if the train is fast enough, he might use aerodynamics to fly a path significantly flatter than a purely ballistic one.
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