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Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics has ratings and 14 reviews. Woodge said: Apparently this guy Tom Rogers has got a very popular website where he deco. Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics: Hollywood’s Best Mistakes, Goofs, and Flat-Out Destructions of the Basic Laws of the Universe. by Tom Rogers. This is a fun. Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics. chat. Posted by Rezwan Razani on Jul 20, at PM What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments below.

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It’s also got plenty of physics lessons, though why someone would read through his too-basic explanations of physics if they didn’t already know physics is beyond me. He earns a lot of respect for his good, scientific analysis. Often funny and clever.

But the movie the author deems most insultinglj is The Core, which was a lame-o movie about a ship drilling to stuoid earth’s core which has stopped spinning and the crew want to restart it with a nuclear explosion. Movie Momentum The attractive force of glass, rail-gun recoil, and cosmic Toyotas Chapter Mar 27, Paul Savage rated it it was ok.

In reality it would stpuid preposterous, but in a movie it might be a cool germ of a plotline, to imagine that some tiny trace of a long-forgotten slimy ancestor might still be found in us, maybe just an atom or two. A simple analysis using the conservation of momentum clearly shows that they would not. This is not a book that tries to dissect illogical plot points, continuity errors such as a isnultingly that magically disappears and then mivie from scene to scene and filming errors such as an extra wearing a college sweatshirt in ancient Rome.

Author Tom Rogers uses basic scientific principles, such as Newton’s First Law, along with a little common sense to examine and expose Hollywood’s absolute worst physics offenders, including The Matrix, Speed and Star Wars.


See and discover other items: He doesn’t allow his science knowledge to interfere with his enjoyment of a movie if the science isn’t crucial to the story. It is a great way for a student to hone their understanding of physics using the format of popular movies. Not everyone is insulted; my wife for instance, thinks that if movies showed the kind respect to physics I demand, they would be no fun at all.

I liked this book a lot – it made me insltingly, as I had not even previously thought about the unphysical nature of many of the scenes that I had heretofore taken for granted.

I recommend this book to people who enjoy the TV program “Myth Busters”, to those interested in physics and how it relates to everyday life phjsics to those who want an entertaining book that makes you think.

Something your typical movie scriptwriter would never dream up.

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It turns out that the speed required to get into orbit around a moon-sized wad of something the density of cotton is just under mph. Andrew rated it liked it Nov 16, The details of the physics are discussed in separate gray background inserts, so that insultiingly can be skipped if desired although, in my opinion, to do so eliminates the reason why one should read the book in the first place.

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Indeed, unless you are somehow into physics, you would expect a body to take flight after being shot even by a small hand gun or after being kicked by a martial arts master. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


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However, I was eagerly expecting chapters on insultingly stupid scenes involving electricity and magnetism, but reached the end without finding one.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sign Up for Newsletter. Apr 04, Stefanie rated it it was ok. These analyses provide the physics, metallurgy and structural analysis that counters the claims mmovie conspiracy theorists.

Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics

See all 26 reviews. This book does much more than just explain why some movie scenes are physically incorrect. I now know much more about what you can and can not do with firing guns and machine guns.

First of all, machine guns are only able to fire continuously for a few seconds at a time, otherwise, like any Apparently this guy Tom Rogers has got a very popular website where he deconstructs Hollywood physics illogic. Before I go further, I think that a disclaimer is in order.

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Insultngly person found this helpful. The format is to describe the scene and then analyze it using basic physics and chemistry in one instance.

Film is the world of make-believe and escapism. He worked as an engineer for 18 years and currently lives in Insultngly, South Carolina. Bibliographic record and links to pgysics information available from the Library of Congress catalog.

Allison rated it really liked it Apr 05, Very technical but lots of fun insights into movie making. Timothy Haugh Top Contributor: This was a great physics warm up for the sci-fi novel I am reading. It was a quick read and very informative.