Why didn't Cybertron's gravity rip the Earth apart?

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  1. meirelle

    meirelle Sea of Shelfwarmers

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    I watched DotM with my best friend, and during the movie, when Cybertron was coming through the space bridge, she turned to me and said, "Wouldn't the massive gravity of Cybertron really fuck with the Earth?"

    I said, "Well, they stole this plot from the original cartoon."

    "Yeah, but you'd think they'd modify it for the live-action--"

    "No, no. You don't understand. In the cartoon, Cybertron's gravity really fucked with the Earth."

    "God dammit, Michael Bay!" D:<

    I mean, I don't expect the science to be accurate in most sci-fi movies I watch (especially Transformers), but COME ON!
     
  2. thebruteslayer

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    'Cause Bay is awesome.
     
  3. Kraken

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    How do you know Cybertrons gravity didn't fuck with the Earth?

    We were only focusing on a couple of blocks in one city. Just cause you didn't see the earthquakes in Italy and the Tsunamis in Australia doesn't mean they didn't happen.
     
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    I wondered that also . I guess Bay wanted to meet the deadline and not go overbudget . So the film budget and Bay's accounting saved the earth from Cybertron's gravity .
     
  5. Vz3

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    On the other hand, technically Cybertron never got a chance to fully materialize, so perhaps the effect of merely part of the planet was not as significant as it would have been had the entire planet finished bridging.

    XD
    See? And some people say Bay's never done them anything but wrong...
     
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    You seem to have ignored the SCI-FI part. Not everything has to real.
     
  7. ElectricPrada09

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    Guys, how the hell did the robots transform into vehicles in this movie? I have a strange suspicion that this movie may have indeed been fiction. I means it's not like they could have just nuked all of Chicago and end it all. I wonder why they didn't? Oh yeah, it's a movie. And they're not always supposed to make sense.

    And even if it did fuck with Earth's gravity what would be the point from a cinema standpoint? Everyone dies? Coooool.
     
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    It's sci-fi, not fantasy. ಠ_ಠ
     
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    lol, okay smartass.

    All fiction required a suspension of disbelief. However, there's a point where something is so absolutely ridiculous that it takes you out of the movie and ruins the scene for you.

    That scene might not have done it for you, but it did it for me.

    On the bright side, this movie was not "2012."
     
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    its because the planet cybertron was never all the way through the bridge it didnt even make it to half way it wasnt sphere and if u watch documenteries about space it shows that to have a gravitational pole it must have both poles or in laments terms be a full sphere since it was not there was no pull on the earth and it went uneffected by the transporting planet next to it
     
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    Please listen to Sentinel before asking questions. I apologize if I seem like an ass but there have been multiple threads on this subject. I'll just go through the answer again. :) 

    Sentinel Prime said the bridge defies our laws of physics so it is likely he designed it to nulify Cybetron's gravity during transport.
     
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    I understand what you're saying, man. But this is a movie filled with transforming beings. Honestly, how is anything else in the movie any more ridiculous? It's science-fiction. Not everything always makes sense.

    And also I asked: What was supposed to happen if the gravity did effect Earth? Was Michael Bay supposed to show shots all over the world of Earth being destroyed then everyone dies? I'm not sure what your would want to happen if you desired scenario took place.
     
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    Someone said earlier that for a planet to have a gravitational pull in has to have both polls, this is why it didn't affect the Earth. Barely a quarter of the planet left the bridge.
     
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    meirelle Sea of Shelfwarmers

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    Wait. I'm having trouble understanding what you're trying to say. Are you saying that since Cybertron wasn't a sphere, it had no gravitational pull? :sly2: 
     
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    I refer you to my above post. Overlord Balder has explained this countless times.
     
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    meirelle Sea of Shelfwarmers

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    Oh, sorry. I only saw DotM once, and I must have missed that part.

    lol, convenient nullification of physics. :lol 
     
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    It's physics you humans just can't comprehend.
     
  19. RedWolf

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    That and this explanation in ROTF.

     
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    Face it. Bay doesn't give a fuck about physics.

    In all honesty, I don't really care too much about its accurate depiction in movies, either. And I don't think you should be so fussed about it yourself, unless you're Newton's descendant or something.
     

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