This is my first question, so I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but:

How would you go about calculating the speed of Kryptonians in the movie Man of Steel (2013)?

Specifically, I'm referring to this scene, where Faora-Ul blitzes the soldiers in quick succession. I was trying to figure out how to calculate her speed in that scene, but given the camera angle, I'm not quite sure how to go about doing that.


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A rough calculation can be done using this frame :

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On the far left we have Faora and on the far right the soldier she is attacking in the next scene.

If we assume the height of a soldier to 1m80 then they are at a distance of 10m

It takes her 4 frames to cover that distance in the next scene and the video is 24 fps therefore the speed is

$$ V = \frac{10m}{4/24 s} = 60 m/s = 216 km/h $$

An interesting calculation would be the air friction on her.


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