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Supermanís battle with Zod cost $2 trillion, killed 129,000 people
The Washington Post ^ | June 21, 2013 | Dylan Matthews

Posted on 06/21/2013 5:50:57 PM PDT by Bratch

It’s not exactly a spoiler that “Man of Steel,” Zach Snyder’s new Superman movie, culminates in a giant, destructive battle between our hero and his Kryptonian rival, General Zod (who you know is evil because he’s played by Michael Shannon), which wreaks havoc on the city of Metropolis.

How much havoc, exactly? Jordan Zakarin of Buzzfeed, being a genius, asked disaster expert Charles Watson and his crew at Watson Technical Consulting andKinetic Analysis Corp. to prepare estimates. Watson’s conclusion: Superman’s battle killed 129,000 people and injured 1 million, an impact on the scale of the nuclear attack on Nagasaki. It caused $750 billion in physical damage; 9/11, by contrast, caused $55 billion in physical damage. (The damage to Manhattan in “The Avengers” is estimated at around $160 billion.) It adds up to total damage on the order of $2 trillion:

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: collateraldamage; manofsteel; zod

1 posted on 06/21/2013 5:50:57 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

It’ll buff out.


2 posted on 06/21/2013 5:55:55 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Bratch

That’s because Superman is a major stockholder in Haliburton who got the no bid contract to rebuild.


3 posted on 06/21/2013 5:58:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bratch

Well, there is a reason they closed down superheroes in “The Incredibles.” Nobody could afford “super-power damage” premiums.


4 posted on 06/21/2013 5:58:28 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Bratch

$2 trillion equals 1 Kryptonian dollar, right?


5 posted on 06/21/2013 5:59:29 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

We could just be Zimbabwe to them.


6 posted on 06/21/2013 6:01:21 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Bratch

That movie was aaaaawwwesome! I saw it yesterday, absolutely perfect summer movie!


7 posted on 06/21/2013 6:04:43 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: max americana

It is that Kryptonian banking system and their commodity backed currency...


8 posted on 06/21/2013 6:05:18 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Bratch

They better do well at the box office then. Even if most theaters don’t have a box office.


9 posted on 06/21/2013 6:09:36 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (A bad hair day is not a mental issue, or is it?)
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To: Army Air Corps

Special effects were awesome in this film.


10 posted on 06/21/2013 6:10:21 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
>> That movie was aaaaawwwesome! I saw it yesterday, absolutely perfect summer movie! <<

Comments like this explain why Hollywood is remaking "Robocop" next.

11 posted on 06/21/2013 6:19:26 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Bratch

Yes the damages from the battle were extensive and the loss of life (fictionally) tragic, but it sure is better than the extinction level event that Zod was planning.


12 posted on 06/21/2013 6:21:04 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: BillyBoy

It’s easily the best Superman movie made so I don’t see any problem with the comment. Robocop isn’t exactly a classic that could ruined by a reboot either.


13 posted on 06/21/2013 6:25:03 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

His kryptonite mood ring turned red?


14 posted on 06/21/2013 6:26:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Bratch

So Supes should have sat back and did nothing. Total damage if he did that: 5,000,000,000 dead, $100,000,000,000,000 in destruction (gross estimate of the value of all property on Earth).


15 posted on 06/21/2013 6:36:32 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Bratch

What is worse is superman didn’t get the French to approve.


16 posted on 06/21/2013 6:37:15 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Bratch

There are people at the Washington Post with entirely too much time on their hands.


17 posted on 06/21/2013 6:39:57 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: piytar

Um, I dropped a couple zeros. Oops.


18 posted on 06/21/2013 6:40:58 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Bratch

Wait! Maybe Superman can fly around the Earth faster and faster, and cause the Earth to rotate backwards. Then time will turn backward and everything will be back to normal.


19 posted on 06/21/2013 6:43:13 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: max americana

Kryptonian is when you mix a black a hole from Chicago wiff a native born Kenyan


20 posted on 06/21/2013 6:43:33 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: BillyBoy

Oh cooome on! What was so bad about it? I thought it was great, typical roller coaster ride which is what summer movies should be like.


21 posted on 06/21/2013 6:47:43 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The ending went against everything that Superman represents.


22 posted on 06/21/2013 6:53:52 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: Bratch

Hope they were all Democrats and “sons of Obama”.

However, just look at the battle as a new form of “urban renewal”. Ask Detroit about it.

I like the original Superboy/Man - “Truth, justice and the American way”.

Under Obama, it is “Lies, Injustice and the Marxist way”.

(Or: “Benghazi, IRS/AP/Rosen activities, and Obamacare”)

Any questions?


23 posted on 06/21/2013 7:06:09 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: al baby

What do you get when you mix a drunken bigamist with a Communist slut?


24 posted on 06/21/2013 7:21:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

I give ?


25 posted on 06/21/2013 7:22:18 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

26 posted on 06/21/2013 7:24:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: max americana
$2 trillion equals 1 Kryptonian dollar, right?

Or two of these babies...


27 posted on 06/21/2013 7:27:42 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Little Ray

Exactly ...and The Incredibles was one amazingly intelligent movie. As for Man of Steel, very good movie. I am glad they didn’t try to add ‘humor.’


28 posted on 06/21/2013 7:55:15 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Bratch

The should have used special affects. Filming on site can cause collateral damage.


29 posted on 06/21/2013 8:02:19 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (A bad hair day is not a mental issue, or is it?)
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To: Bratch

Something is wrong when adults are giving this amount of attention to a movie about a character with supernatural powers.


30 posted on 06/21/2013 9:24:10 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: BillyBoy

LOL. True, but Superman is one of those franchises that has been around since 1933. I’m sure there will be other “remakes,” re-boots, and other incarnations in the future.


31 posted on 06/22/2013 4:18:00 AM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Call 'em a Depression and a Cold Civil War. Pray for America!)
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To: hawaiianninja
If Hollywood wants to make another Superman film to cash in on a well known franchise, I don't have a problem with it.

However, If Hollywood wants to lazily recycle ideas and "reimagine" Superman II and give it the Michael Bay treatment, I DO have a problem with it.

Likewise, I don't mind them cashing in on Mario Puzo's name by adapting another one of his mafia novels to the big screen. But if they decided to make THIS, I'd have a big problem:


32 posted on 06/22/2013 12:24:59 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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