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View Poll Results: Grade the movie...
A+ 28 11.16%
A 53 21.12%
A- 46 18.33%
B+ 25 9.96%
B 27 10.76%
B- 11 4.38%
C+ 13 5.18%
C 12 4.78%
C- 9 3.59%
D+ 8 3.19%
D 10 3.98%
D- 5 1.99%
F 4 1.59%
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Old June 28 2013, 09:42 PM   #991
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Old June 28 2013, 10:04 PM   #992
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So what would really happen if someone could theoretically flip the rotation of the Earth like Superman does in the first (?) movie?
Have you ever taken a cloverleaf onramp at a high rate of speed and felt the weight of your body trying to continue you straight forward while the seatbelt/seat/body of the car pushes you into the turn? Well, you're taking that ramp at around 50 miles an hour or so (depending.) The Earth rotates on its axis at 1,000 miles an hour. Or how about doing a hard stop when moving forward at a good clip and your body proceeds forward at the same rate.

So slowing us down at anything but the slowest of rates (which Superman wasn't doing) would probably cause everyone and everything on the planet to lurch forward at several hundred miles an hour. This would obviously be devastating to pretty much everything all man-made structures turn to dust, everyone is thrust into the nearest wall at Mach speed. Tectonic plates lurch at Mach speeds causing world-wide earthquakes simultaneously. Everywhere. Mountains crumble, chunks of them flying around everywhere, hell the plates might dip and catch under one another causing a massive changes in the continents. Massive tsunamis, and then as the Earth rotation is reversed it pretty much happens all over again as things accelerate faster than everything can cope with.
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Old June 29 2013, 12:11 AM   #993
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So what would really happen if someone could theoretically flip the rotation of the Earth like Superman does in the first (?) movie?
Have you ever taken a cloverleaf onramp at a high rate of speed and felt the weight of your body trying to continue you straight forward while the seatbelt/seat/body of the car pushes you into the turn? Well, you're taking that ramp at around 50 miles an hour or so (depending.) The Earth rotates on its axis at 1,000 miles an hour. Or how about doing a hard stop when moving forward at a good clip and your body proceeds forward at the same rate.

So slowing us down at anything but the slowest of rates (which Superman wasn't doing) would probably cause everyone and everything on the planet to lurch forward at several hundred miles an hour. This would obviously be devastating to pretty much everything all man-made structures turn to dust, everyone is thrust into the nearest wall at Mach speed. Tectonic plates lurch at Mach speeds causing world-wide earthquakes simultaneously. Everywhere. Mountains crumble, chunks of them flying around everywhere, hell the plates might dip and catch under one another causing a massive changes in the continents. Massive tsunamis, and then as the Earth rotation is reversed it pretty much happens all over again as things accelerate faster than everything can cope with.
Yes, and the Earth would not go backward in time just because it changes rotation.
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Old June 29 2013, 12:13 AM   #994
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Meanwhile, I just got word that the novelization is #15 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Yippee!
Congratulations, Greg! That must make you feel pretty good. Let us know if this has a positive effect on your other work--I would be curious to know.
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Old June 29 2013, 12:31 AM   #995
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Thanks for all the congratulations, everybody. I was crossing my fingers, but . . . .
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Old June 29 2013, 12:42 AM   #996
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Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
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So what would really happen if someone could theoretically flip the rotation of the Earth like Superman does in the first (?) movie?
Have you ever taken a cloverleaf onramp at a high rate of speed and felt the weight of your body trying to continue you straight forward while the seatbelt/seat/body of the car pushes you into the turn? Well, you're taking that ramp at around 50 miles an hour or so (depending.) The Earth rotates on its axis at 1,000 miles an hour. Or how about doing a hard stop when moving forward at a good clip and your body proceeds forward at the same rate.

So slowing us down at anything but the slowest of rates (which Superman wasn't doing) would probably cause everyone and everything on the planet to lurch forward at several hundred miles an hour. This would obviously be devastating to pretty much everything all man-made structures turn to dust, everyone is thrust into the nearest wall at Mach speed. Tectonic plates lurch at Mach speeds causing world-wide earthquakes simultaneously. Everywhere. Mountains crumble, chunks of them flying around everywhere, hell the plates might dip and catch under one another causing a massive changes in the continents. Massive tsunamis, and then as the Earth rotation is reversed it pretty much happens all over again as things accelerate faster than everything can cope with.
Yes. You might be interested to know that H.G. Wells' screenplay The Man Who Could Work Miracles had the titular lead stop the Earth, without taking momentum into account. Biblical proportions indeed!

PS Congratulations to the ex-poster Greg Cox!
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Old June 29 2013, 01:18 AM   #997
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Ex-poster? Is Greg too good for us now?
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Old June 29 2013, 02:55 AM   #998
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^^^Of course! What if someone found out he still posts here, all his winner image would disappear faster than Scotty could beam up Kirk!







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Old June 29 2013, 03:16 AM   #999
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Ex-poster? Is Greg too good for us know?
That puzzled me as well. You're not getting rid of me that easily!
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Old June 29 2013, 03:30 AM   #1000
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Just sat for Man Of Steel for a second viewing I intend to see if my initial rating of A and positive review holds up.
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Old June 29 2013, 03:51 AM   #1001
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As much as I love the movie... twice was enough for me.
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Old June 29 2013, 04:13 AM   #1002
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I've seen it twice but I'll wait to see it again at home.
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Old June 29 2013, 06:24 AM   #1003
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Just got out and I must say it was better than my first viewing. I still give it an A but I found the experience thoroughly enjoyable. I'm tired now so I'll elaborate more in the morning
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Old June 29 2013, 07:22 PM   #1004
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Honestly, this needed a lighter color palette. I think the film looks really good, but Superman needs to look more like something akin to the Avengers.3

On the other-hand, perhaps the palette fits this more realistic take on Supes.
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Old June 29 2013, 07:24 PM   #1005
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Just turn the saturation up on your tele
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