THE MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ CATCH
Film: Fast And Furious 6
What happens? Michelle Rodriguez’ Letty is propelled into the air when the tank she’s road-surfing on (as you do) comes to a sudden stop due to the car it’s dragging getting wrapped around a lamppost. Letty is thrown across the divide between motorway carriageways… but not to worry! Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto is also surfing in his convertible, and launches himself into space where he catches her, spins around and lands back on the bonnet of a car, safely on his side of the road.
WTF? Honestly, we’ve had some top physicists in the office, wearing white coats and writing on windows, and none of them has been able to explain the laws of momentum and gravity in a way that accounts for all of this. The forces acting on the pair, the comparative weights of Diesel and Rodriguez and the velocity each had should surely have resulted in them both splatting to the ground hundreds of feet below, between the two bridges – and yet here we are, with pen marks blocking our view of the street and no closer to figuring it out.
The lesson: Newton was wrong. Justin Lin has rewritten the laws of physics.
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