Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson certainly seems to have it all: good looks, successful careers across sports, film and television. He was blessed with good looks and a strong, healthy body, but even Johnson, wasn't born with super powers.
Looking at the poster for Johnson's upcoming movie Skyscraper, it would seem his character is in some serious trouble. In fact, it appears there is no way he is going to make that jump. No way at all.
We’re all willing to sacrifice it all when it comes to protecting our families.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 2, 2018
Here’s the first look at our original concept film, #SKYSCRAPER.
THIS SUNDAY during the #SuperBowl you’ll see how far one man will go to protect his wife and children. #SKYSCRAPER SUMMER 2018 pic.twitter.com/IvFGptLb67
Twitter didn't hold back pointing out Johnson's looming demise:
I’ve mocked up some parabolas for The Rock’s SKYSCRAPER jump. Red is assuming he jumped up a bit first; green assuming he ran forward and somehow didn’t lose momentum; yellow for a sort of squat-thrust thing.— James Smythe (@jpsmythe) February 2, 2018
Whichever you choose, rest in peace The Rock, as you are dead now. pic.twitter.com/cAytzrWMRW
I mean there’s just no way he’s making that jump based on his current trajectory.— James Smythe (@jpsmythe) February 2, 2018
Oh no! That doesn't look good. Let's see if folks can come up with some helpful solutions:
But Jamie may have solved Johnson's problem. He just needs to use the floating letters in the sky as launching pads:
I’ve thought long and hard about this, applying everything I know about science to bring you the definitive answer: if he just catches the leg of the K, he can use his momentum and the velocity in which he is travelling to allyoop into the window. He might have to grab the ledge pic.twitter.com/yjpuPpV9I9— Jamie Rorison (@JamieRorison) February 2, 2018
Wouldn't it be easier to just land in the Y walk to D and then do a small jump from there then?— Pia Winther (@Winthersomcykel) February 3, 2018
You’re forgetting one detail. This is THE ROCK! I was unable to ascertain whether his mass would smash the smaller, thinner font or whether he just wants to do it the hard way for a bigger payoff.— Jamie Rorison (@JamieRorison) February 3, 2018
Oh well he'll just fall directly into the big Y and take it from there.— Pia Winther (@Winthersomcykel) February 3, 2018
But then @ChristianBedwel came in with science and blew everyone away:
So I did some science.— ✨New Year New Christian✨ (@ChristianBedwel) February 3, 2018
Assuming that there is no "jump-off" (which seems to be optimal here)
We can determine that the Rock would need to leave the platform at 12.7 meters per second (appr. 28.4 mph)
For comparison, Usain Bolt's fastest recorded speed is 27.4 mph. pic.twitter.com/GruWcbtEAN
And then it came full circle:
So what you are saying is he would need to simultaneously break both the world long jump AND 100m records?— Stephen Barton (@ComposerBarton) February 3, 2018
So what I’m saying is that yes he could 100% add fastest man and longest jumpman to his record.— ✨New Year New Christian✨ (@ChristianBedwel) February 3, 2018
Damn straight. The Rock has GOT THIS, people!