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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

…League Trailer?

"I'll be honest—I don't know as much about DC superheroes as Marvel superheroes. Still, I'm pretty excited about the upcoming DC movie Justice League. As a kid, I dressed up as Aquaman; my mother was pretty good at making stuff and so she made costumes for me and my two brothers. The other two costumes were Robin and Superman—the unifying theme being that they don't have complicated masks. My brother wanted to be Batman, but could you imagine how difficult it would be to make that cowl?
But back to Justice League—which has a new trailer featuring a scene with Cyborg and my alter-ego, Aquaman. Aquaman is apparently fighting some baddies in a cloud. No, I have no idea how he got there (since he can't fly). After fighting, he starts falling (again—because he can't fly). But wait! Here comes Cyborg (who can fly). He zips in and grabs Aquaman, and after carrying him for a short bit, Cyborg throws Aquaman back in to the fight.
Now for the breakdown. I am going to look at three different aspects of this scene—just as an excuse to talk about physics…."
Full article and trailer here


SwissToni Inactive Member20 Oct 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

Bad news for anyone at the southeastern louisiana university if the assocate professor thinks "thurst" is a thing. Confusing and not well explained.

Zephyr120 Oct 2017 1:35 p.m. PST

Clouds are made of fluffy water.

Aquaman can swim in water.

Duh, Obvious…


MiniatureWargaming dot com20 Oct 2017 4:15 p.m. PST

Varying degrees of moisture in the air might also enable his water powers.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2017 6:55 p.m. PST

"Fluffy Water" – an idea whose time has come! Obviously less calories than hard (not heavy) regular water, perfect for those on a stringent diet.

+1 Zephyr1 – Nice call.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2017 8:40 p.m. PST

Superhero movies are even less dependent on logic than fantasy or sci-fi movies.
How does Superman, or Cyborg, fly?
Thor's hammer?
Someone is seriously bitching about this?
George RR Martin has explained the seasons and dragons in Game of Thrones quite adequately. "It's magic." I can swallow dragons, so Khal Drogo flying too bothers me not one whit.

Why not ask how Charlton Heston can part the Red Sea?

That's just plain dumb.

Stryderg21 Oct 2017 6:55 a.m. PST

In the trailer that I saw, Cyborg threw him. That makes flying easy…the landing will be less so.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 10:06 a.m. PST



Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member21 Oct 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

"Because the writer says he can?"

Maybe the Legion of Super-Heroes mailed them some of their spare flight rings from the 30th century.

Legion 422 Oct 2017 7:40 a.m. PST

He is part flying fish …

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