Skip to comments.Supermanís battle with Zod cost $2 trillion, killed 129,000 people
Posted on 06/21/2013 5:50:57 PM PDT by Bratch
Its not exactly a spoiler that Man of Steel, Zach Snyders new Superman movie, culminates in a giant, destructive battle between our hero and his Kryptonian rival, General Zod (who you know is evil because hes 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. Watsons conclusion: Supermans 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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It’ll buff out.
That’s because Superman is a major stockholder in Haliburton who got the no bid contract to rebuild.
Well, there is a reason they closed down superheroes in “The Incredibles.” Nobody could afford “super-power damage” premiums.
$2 trillion equals 1 Kryptonian dollar, right?
We could just be Zimbabwe to them.
That movie was aaaaawwwesome! I saw it yesterday, absolutely perfect summer movie!
It is that Kryptonian banking system and their commodity backed currency...
They better do well at the box office then. Even if most theaters don’t have a box office.
Special effects were awesome in this film.
Comments like this explain why Hollywood is remaking "Robocop" next.
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.
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.
His kryptonite mood ring turned red?
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).
What is worse is superman didn’t get the French to approve.
There are people at the Washington Post with entirely too much time on their hands.
Um, I dropped a couple zeros. Oops.
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.
Kryptonian is when you mix a black a hole from Chicago wiff a native born Kenyan
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.
The ending went against everything that Superman represents.
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”)
What do you get when you mix a drunken bigamist with a Communist slut?
I give ?
Or two of these babies...
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.’
The should have used special affects. Filming on site can cause collateral damage.
Something is wrong when adults are giving this amount of attention to a movie about a character with supernatural powers.
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.
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: