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More movie -ups

  1. Mar 11, 2008 #1


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    More movie ****-ups

    W gave me some DVD's last night, so I'm watching one of them right now at work. (She's gone for 2 weeks again.) It's Lara Croft Tomb Raider Cradle of Life. I've seen it before, but this slipped past me before. I'm only about 10 minutes into it, so I'm sure that a lot more will pop up.
    To start with, she lost her scuba tank and cut her arm to attract a shark that she could hitch a ride on. I know that a shark can smell a drop of blood half a mile away, but smelling it, determining its origin, and getting to it with 5 seconds? I'm pretty sure that there are a couple of basic laws such as diffusion of one liquid in another and the top speed of a shark that aren't quite adhered to.
    Secondly, they went into this underwater cavern on sea sleds (or whatever you call those SCUBA towing rigs) at quite a depth. Then they took off their gear. When it comes unglued, she does her thing and gets towed to the surface by the shark. Wouldn't the cavern, and thus her body, still be at the equivalent depth pressure of the water at the entrance? She would still then have to stage going up to avoid the bends, right?
    Okay, that's a start. I'm going to log off and continue watching it now.
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  3. Mar 11, 2008 #2
    Another thing:

    http://www.flickscribe.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/lara-croft-01.jpg [Broken]

    Those aren't real.
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    They are - it's a nasty side effect of the nitrogen bubbling out of your blood as described by danger.
  5. Mar 11, 2008 #4
    I'd say benefit, not side-effect.
  6. Mar 11, 2008 #5
    I've never understood how sharks can "smell" from miles away? I can't think of any logical reason? Smell travels by particle and unless those particles travel a mile, I cannot see a way of the shark smelling it? Interesting thought actually! Any ideas?
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    Yes - the particles travel at the diffusion speed, or over longer distance the speed of the current and tides. So sharks can smell blood that has drifted from an animal several miles away. The point is that they are very sensitve to very low concentrations.
  8. Mar 11, 2008 #7
    Ah right! But there will be some time delay. Thanks for the information!
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  10. Mar 11, 2008 #9
    and you know this how ???

    addendum : she is soooo incredibly HOT, aiaiaiaii MAMITTAAA
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  11. Mar 11, 2008 #10
    Well danger, maybe they have a hyperbaric chamber abord the boat they left?
    Marlon, your answer would the "the Internet".
  12. Mar 11, 2008 #11
    yeah, that means worthless
  13. Mar 11, 2008 #12
    Exactly, so no one knows except JLo, Brad Pitt, and the family plastic surgeon.
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  14. Mar 11, 2008 #13
    Hey dude, don't be so sarcastic. She just might be that beautiful
  15. Mar 11, 2008 #14
    Hey dude, I wasn't. Almost all the major stars of LA have their own personal plastic surgeon, much like a personal lawyer or physician. Personally, I don't find her all that attractive.
  16. Mar 11, 2008 #15
    I don't care about your opinion on her. All i am saying is that you should not make shallow statements based upon childish generalisations !

  17. Mar 11, 2008 #16
    for you : http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pZJ3UOAXUAM

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    Good thinking, but the boat was gone. She ended up on a chunk of flotsam (or jetsam? I always get those mixed up) and then had her personal Royal Navy submarine surface directly under her. Nice to be rich.

    As for them being 'real', I can't say. Since I've seen her naked in a couple of other movies and they were smaller, I assume some padding in the suit and maybe a Photoshop job for the posters.
    Anyhow, I'm more than half-way through now (I take a break now and then to play Ma-jong because my chair gets uncomfortable). It's become so stupid that I'm not even going to bother bringing up any other goofs. Love it, though! Can't wait to get to Blade and Reddick (the other 2 that W gave me).
    Anyhow, the purpose of this thread is not directly related to this movie. Just looking for input about stupid stuff that you see. There's a good site devoted to it (Intuitor Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics), but it seems to be lacking in content.
    Feel free to post whatever bugs you.

    That's a good clip, Marlon, but she's dressed better in 'Swordfish' and 'Monster Ball'.
  19. Mar 11, 2008 #18
    The whole 10,000BC was a movie **** up
  20. Mar 11, 2008 #19
    Yeah, I don't think I will go see that as its seems completely retarded with all the historical inaccuracies. Like huge Mesopotamian style buildings in 10,000 BC? Come on people.
  21. Mar 11, 2008 #20
    Danger, I was just thinking that the boat may have been goen, but couldnt really figure a way to phrase it in.
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