YTread Logo
YTread Logo

Film Theory: How Batman BEATS Superman! - Batman v Superman

May 30, 2021
Batman vs. Superman!? Uhhhhh... Let's see, Superman can lift a truck, fly, and shoot laser beams out of his eyes all at the same time. Batman, he has ice skates. Case closed? Not even remotely! Get ready to put your money on Batman. (Film Theory Theme Song) Hello Internet! Welcome to Film Theory! Where today we are seeing the most absurd confrontation of 2016. No, I'm not talking about the elections. We are talking about Batman vs. Superman. Now I'm sure I wasn't the only one to see the title Batman V Superman, and I just burst out laughing. Seriously, how can anyone, let alone a normal human, beat an all-powerful alien with a seemingly limitless set of abilities?
film theory how batman beats superman   batman v superman
Even the deadly battle of Screw Attack concluded that anime's number one hero Goku, an unstoppable fighting machine capable of fusing with other fighters, channeling the energy of the entire universe, and literally becoming a god would lose in a fight against the hero. American, and they came to the same result, not once but twice. Even with Goku having the most powerful item in existence next to him, the comments section wants him to win. It doesn't get any better than that, so what chance does Batman... Batman have in a battle like that? Forget Batman V Superman, a more apt title would be Superman Winz Da End.
film theory how batman beats superman   batman v superman

More Interesting Facts About,

film theory how batman beats superman batman v superman...

Ok, I just saved you $20 on movie tickets, you're welcome, but wait, before you go out and spend that money to see Deadpool for the sixth time, I'm sure Las Vegas can put the odds a thousand to one in Superman's favor. , but what if I told you that despite the odds, Batman, with the help of some science, could win this fight very easily? That's right, I'm putting all my money on the old, emotionally unstable guy with a leather suit and a ridiculous voice. "If we believe that there is even a one percent chance that he is our enemy, we have to take that as an absolute certainty." And no, we're not talking about kryptonite.
film theory how batman beats superman   batman v superman
Everyone knows that magic rock is Superman's only weakness. Exposed to kryptonite, Superman breaks down faster than a moviegoer looking at Gigli, but we're making this a fair and realistic fight, with no kryptonite involved. Just like last episode when we killed off Deadpool, I'm going to find a tangible, scientifically accurate way that Bruce Wayne, as a normal human, can defeat an unstoppable alien comic book figure, so where do we start? Well, in the words of Sun Tzu, "Know the enemy," which means we need to know what makes Superman so great. Since we are talking about Batman V Superman Superman, we have to follow the explanation given to us by Man Of Steel.
film theory how batman beats superman   batman v superman
As we learn from the Russell Crowe hologram in the movie, he is not innately powerful. It is the Earth that gives him all of his amazing abilities. He will be a god to them. In fact, on Krypton, his home world, Superman would have no power at all. Superman gains his powers on Earth through the planet's weakened gravity and its stronger sun relative to Krypton. "Earth's Sun is younger and brighter than Krypton's, (dramatic music) your cells have drunk up its radiation, Earth's gravity is weaker, but its atmosphere is more nutritious." Now, you're probably thinking that's pretty silly.
There is no way that the Sun and gravity can rationally explain a man's ability to fly and lift an airplane, but in a way they can. If Krypton has a much higher gravity than Earth, an alien from Superman's home planet could lift objects no human could. This is because a Krytonian's muscles would have adapted to Krypton's higher gravity. He thinks of an astronaut on the moon. The moon has a gravity about one sixth that of Earth, since the mass of an object is constant, if you weigh 200 pounds on Earth and go to the moon, you will weigh one sixth of that, about 33 pounds. .
This is why astronauts can so easily jump onto the surface of the moon, even while carrying hundreds of pounds of gear, and that brings us to the next point, the change in gravity also affects how much a person could lift up. A human being, who could lift a hundred pounds on Earth, could lift 600 pounds on the Moon, but now instead of Earth and the Moon, we have Krypton and Earth, since Earth's gravity is weaker than gravity. of Krypton, Superman weighs a lot. less here. As such, he is capable of leaping tall buildings in a single leap and bringing seemingly impossible objects to life.
Is it a perfect flight? Admittedly not, but that's where the other half of his energy pool, the Sun, comes in. When it comes to the sun, Superman draws the powers from it just like any normal plant does. The sunlight that reaches Earth is composed mostly of non-ionizing radiation. What does that mean? Well, this radiation doesn't carry enough energy to ionize or steal electrons from atoms and molecules. It has enough energy to excite atoms, but does not change their charge. Think of non-ionizing radiation like an easy-listening rock station. It's like the Radiation Eagles. Compare that to ionizing radiation.
The Black Sabbath of radiation. Carrying enough hard rock energy to tear electrons from atoms and molecules. Ionizing radiation is the reason you wear lead vests when you get X-rays, and it's the kind of radiation everyone worries about when it comes to nuclear reactors. This material is the hazardous material. Anyway, knowing that we may now have more information about how Superman's powers work. During photosynthesis, plants absorb non-ionizing rays, the healthy ones, and convert them into chemical energy. This energy is then used to fuel plant growth. Superman does the exact same thing, storing non-ionizing rays from the sun and turning them into energy.
Normal humans get vitamin D and tan from the sun. Superman gains super speed and laser vision. The world is an unfair place. This also raises the question. Why is Superman's Fortress of Solitude in the Arctic? A part of the world that receives significantly less light than 99 percent of the globe. "Not a great plan." Superman may be strong, but he's not brilliant. If he were smarter, the Fortress of Solitude would be like the Bahamas or something, and it would be called The Tiki Hut of Solitude. Make it happen CC. In short, without Earth's gravity and sunlight, Superman just becomes Man Man, I guess (laughing) what?
In fact, we see it happen in Man of Steel. When Superman boards General Zod's spaceship and is exposed to Krypton's atmosphere for the first time, he immediately falls to the ground and begins spitting up blood. This means that by calculating the gravitational force on Krypton, we can now duplicate a force on Earth that will easily defeat Superman. The star, Henry Cavill, was set to play Superman in Man of Steel. By the actor's own account, he weighed 203 pounds during


ing. According to, an elite athlete in peak physical condition should be able to lift twice their own body weight through a variety of exercises, so a typical Henry Cavill can lift around 406 pounds on a good day.
Now let's watch the new movie. In the Batman V Superman trailer, we see Superman successfully lift a rocket, which weighs approximately 165,000 pounds or 75,000 kilos. Divide this number by how much a normal Henry Cavill can lift, and we get how many times stronger Superman is for a normal human. Interestingly, when you do that, he's actually 406 times stronger. Weird... 406 squared... huh. Regardless, this means that Superman is about 406 times stronger than a normal Henry Cavill would be. Since the mass of an object never changes, this implies that for Superman to be 406 times stronger on Earth, Krypton's gravity would have to be 406 times stronger as well.
Earth's gravity is 9.8 meters per second squared, so multiplying that number by 406 gives us Krypton's gravity, 3991 meters per second squared. That's crazy. Our own Sun has a gravitational pull of 274 meters per second squared. So, to replicate Krypton's gravity, you'd need a force 14 times that of the Sun. No wonder Superman is super. It's also no surprise that Zod's plan to terraform Earth failed. "It looks like some kind of gravity weapon. He's working in conjunction with his ship. They're somehow increasing the mass of the Earth, clouding the atmosphere with particles. Oh my gosh. They're terraforming." (dramatic music) What? What are you thinking?
These Kryptonian men. Really strong people but just stupid, stupid. Fortress of Solitude in the Arctic, terraforming Earth to the gravitational weight of Krypton, Come on! Let's go guys! Uhhgggg... Fortunately, to win this fight, Batman doesn't have to do any terraforming. Knowing that in movie lore Superman is 406 times stronger than a normal human, to damage the guy all Batman needs to do is hit him with 406 times the force of a normal human punch, and while that may sound like a lot, it's actually quite easy. In fact, we can hit Superman a thousand times harder than a normal human punch.
Oh yeah. In 2013, UC Berkley scientists created a robotic muscle 1,000 times stronger than a human. These robotic muscles, which are made of material also found in cameras and missile guidance systems, can launch objects 50 times heavier 5 times farther in seconds. Using these robotic muscles, Batman could create a mech suit with a punch nearly two and a half times that of Superman. So much for creating a fair fight between these two, Superman is at a disadvantage here. (dramatic music) That scene from the trailer? Oh yeah! That is entirely plausible. Superman should be scared, but Batman doesn't stop there. He's not going to fight fair.
He is the Dark Knight. Bruce would find a way to tip the scales in his favor. Sure, robotic armor a thousand times the size of a human should be enough to knock out the so-called Man of Steel, but Batman doesn't want to take any chances in this fight. He would want to weaken Superman, and he could do it through the other half of Superman's power source, the Sun. No, Batman won't block out the Sun, that would be stupid, but he can use ionizing radiation. Remember, Superman drinks non-ionizing radiation like a plant to fuel his powers. That's for sure, but on Earth ionizing radiation is pretty easy to come by.
X-rays, nuclear power plants, radon, and as we all know, it's dangerous. Exposure to ionizing radiation results in mutations, radiation sickness, cancer, and even death. If Superman is exposed to ionizing rays, he will absorb that damaging radiation, weakening him in the same way that he absorbs the non-ionizing rays of the sun to strengthen himself. Combine that with a strength two and a half times the strength of Supes, and you've got yourself a fight. Don't believe me about this radiation thing? Well, look no further than the comic that Batman V Superman is based on, The Dark Knight Returns.
In the comic, though not directly explained, Superman is exposed to ionizing radiation from a nuclear fallout. The result? It immediately shrinks like a prune. In fact, Superman is so weakened by this exposure that when he fights Batman later, he is beaten senseless. That's right, in the very comical one that Batman V Superman is based on, Batman the longest shot actually wins, so in short, all you need to do to beat Superman is expose him to some radiation, either via x-rays, radon, uranium, take your pick, and then bludgeon him to death with some robotic muscles. Now hold on, I hear you say.
That is far from easy. Who the hell could have access to all of that? Well, who else but Bruce Wayne? Bruce Wayne is a billionaire businessman. He can what he wants. How much does it cost to make super strong robotic muscle armor? It doesn't matter, Batman is a billionaire. He probably funded the research in the first place, and remember that's a billionaire with a B. He could make a hundred robot suits, and then buy a tropical island, and then build a temple on that island to worship George Clooney and his Bat-nipples. He is a billionaire. He can do all the crazy things he imagines just by writing a check.
As for getting hold of radioactive substances, Bruce Wayne already owns dozens of nuclear power plants. Wayne Enterprises, per Batman lore, has multiple divisions, including Wayne Construction, Wayne Biotech, Wayne Steel, Wayne Weapons, and Wayne Industries. All Bruce Wayne has to do is borrow some uranium from his local power plant, or radon, or whatever, or better yet, stage the battle at his own power plant. Once drawn in, Superman won't know what hit him, but we do. Ionizing radiation followed with robotic muscles a thousand times stronger than a human's, and that stalwart


is the real irony here. The only thing that will defeat Superman, the American hero, is the most American thing of all, capitalism.
The green goo Superman should be worried about isn't kryptonite, it's the almighty dollar, but HEY! That's just a Theory... a Film Theory... CUT AAAANND. You want to seemore theories about all your favorite superheroes? Hit the subscribe button with the force of a thousand suns, and while you're at it, if you're craving more superhero action, check out Wisecrack and the new video from him exploring the hidden meaning of Pixar's The Incredibles. You know, as much as I love this movie, I always got a weird vibe from it, and they seem to, too. The greatest people in the world are only great through their blood.
Hard work doesn't make you great. Is that really what the movie is trying to tell us? Well, my friends over at the Wisecrack channel are looking to see if there really is any validity to that claim. The guys here have a ton of funny and clever videos that aim to open your mind about your favorite movies, video games, TV shows, and books. Either way you look at it, if you like this channel, chances are you'll like theirs. , so I recommend going and showing them some love, and speaking of Disney movies with questionable themes, Zootopia? Wow, we'll cover it next time. (techno music)

If you have any copyright issue, please Contact