2 questions regarding SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE.

Discussion in 'Misc. Superman Films' started by Ironman69, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Ironman69 Registered

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    First question: is a special effects question: How did the sfx crew get the hoolah-hoop type restraining system to remain in perpetual motion that caged the 3 super-villains in the beginning of the movie ( Zod, Ursa & Non)? Where the hoops animated in ? Was it a practical effect, shot in-camera?

    Second Question: When Kal-El first encounters Jor-El in the fortress of solitude, Jor-El says, "Come with me now my son, as we break thru the earthly boundaries of your system, and travel thru time and space..." Did Jor-El open up some kind of warp system that transported superman to another time/galaxy? A "worm-hole" ? Because when the speech was over, he had aged 18 years. Did Kal-El go somewhere and return 18 years older?
     
  2. mego joe Registered

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    The hoops real hoops I believe.

    I always imagined that Jor-El tutored Kal-El through the vast resources of Kryptonian knowledge. He probably watched other holograms of other places and times. But yes it is supposed to take 12 years, not 18. He went to the FOrtress at 18 and left at 30.
     
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    Basically what mego joe said. As for the hoops it was two hoops (or the like) joined together. They attach them together on one side (they are at angles) and one of them is attached to the "ground". The "ground" is some sort of spinning device. Which makes the illusion of the hoops whirling around or spinning on each other. Where they are really attached instead and it's the ground they are attached to that causes the movement. I don't know if what I said can be understood. I hope it can.

    Angeloz
     

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