Skyscraper scene

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  1. lewisking

    lewisking Active Member

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    The falling skyscraper scene was ridiculous: Falling down inside then jumping out the window to fall down again would mean they would have fallen to the ground and died, not sliding from the top, down. Again, in that same scene where they jumped out, there were no smashed windows in the scene after.
     
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    If you look closely, you can also see a huge worm robot beating shit up. Even though thats not as unrealistic.
     
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    Well, the building isn't really located there in the first place. They transposed it from the Loop to just behind Tribune Tower on Michigan Ave.

    If you watch the shape of the building across from it, you'll notice it isn't the same.
     
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    the thing that dissapointed me about this scene was the Optimus/Driller fight. I was expecting this huge battle between them but all we got was Prime shooting at it for a few seconds, shooting a whole through the building to fly through, then cutting its head off.
     
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    Thanks Captain Obvious. I was mealy stating the fact that the whole scene lacked simple logic.
     
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    agreed.
     
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    I'll have to check on my next viewing!
     
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    The biggest mystery in this scene is how much broken glass came about as the result of the skyscraper getting tossed and how Shia, Rosie, Tyrese, etc had nary a cut on them. With that much glass getting tossed around, these folks would've at least had some major bleeding going on. Gotta love movie magic!
     
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    Ahh, true, true
     
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    Yep - I dont get comments like the one you replied to.

    In movies - you are expected to suspend a certain amount of disbelief, and the amount depends on the context of the movie.

    Movies taking place in the real world are generally expected to generally follow the laws of physics (i.e. building dont repair themselves, things fall down etc) aside from the caveats that are key to the premise of the movie (i.e. that the giant robots are real).

    If the characters in a Startrek movie all jumped out the airlock of the enterprise unsuited and started doing a Wall-E esq space dance despite being in a vaccuum. Should somebody be criticised for pointing out how rediculous this was by a statement along the lines - "If you look closely - you can see a faster than light antimatter powered starship behind them which is far more unrealistic".
     
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    The Problem.
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    Having watched them talk about that building and see them film it here, I'm a bit of a know-it-all about the subject. Though they only filmed exteriors and in the lobby. All the upper-level shots were studio-based.
     
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    I did know that they had one level that tilted, but I didn't know they shot inside too! I thought it was a totally made up building for the film! No idea it really existed which makes the CGI even more impressive!
     
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    Hah! That's brilliant, and totally correct! Great job!
     
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    [​IMG]

    Here's an image of the building at 155 n Wacker.

    I remember when they were filming the lobby scenes, it was dark and rainy outside, so they brought in these bright lights to simulate sunlight.
     
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    That's so cool! Is there any video of them filming there?
     
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    I actually took photos from a nearby building, but didn't have a zoom lens. I got video of the aerial helicopter buzzing along horizontally to it, most likely getting that shot looking down as we see the drill bot burrowing upwards. I've been procrastinating posting video footage or photos.
     
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    I think you should!
     
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    That's a common error that has been in films for decades; glass broken in one shot, magically back in the next. Happens all the time.

    The obvious gravity/laws of physics fail is much less forgiveable.
     

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