Monday, July 21, 2008

Movie Madness

I just saw the last "Batman" movie (the first one with Christian Bale) and I liked it, except for one small scene.  It's one that has been done in other (usually cheesier) movies.  Subway/elevated train car goes out of control and crashes in station, taking out many, many of the beams supporting the station until the train cars come to a rest.

Note to the FX people: I'm not an engineer or a rocket scientist or nothing, but I am relatively sure that something that's basically an aluminum tube would not take out something that's designed to hold up a building.  Not at the speed of your average subway car.  That would be somewhat like me backing up my Civic and accidentally knocking over the Washington Monument...

Picture: MIT

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