The Batpod (Verdict after the trailer)

Discussion in 'The Dark Knight' started by TheBat812, Dec 15, 2007.

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Do you like the Batpod (after the new trailer footage)?

  1. Hell yes, it's badass.

  2. It's alright, but nothing special.

  3. I can deal with it, but it still sucks.

  4. Nolan? wtf were you thinking?

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  1. TH3D4RKKN1GH7 Registered

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    Okay good now I know I'm not going crazy it actually does turn sideways. That is some nifty mechanical job there man. The guys who worked on that thing must have damn near had a heart attack when Nolan told them "I want the front wheel to spin sideways".
     
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    Whoops ... didn't mean to post.
     
  3. SonikDeath Registered

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    When the front wheel turns sideways like a screw, shouldnt the guns be scraping on the ground, how does it keep moving ?
     
  4. TH3D4RKKN1GH7 Registered

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    It looks like they're tumbling sideways then it comes to a complete stop. Who knows what the casing for those machine guns are made out of. I wonder what kind of rounds are flying out of those things I'd think 7.62 and up maybe even cannon rounds the way hes blasting through things.
     
  5. Megalith Registered

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    Depleted uranium, obviously.

    EDIT: Just watched the sequence frame-by-frame. It's physically impossible for something like that to go sideways, especially so soon, after a narrow corridor like the alleyway he shoots out of.
     
  6. Anita18 DANCE FOR ME, FUNNY MAN!

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    Yeah I'm still :huh: over how it could possibly do that. Even if the gun casings were strong enough, it would produce a rather annoying bumping movement every time it hit the ground.

    I guess we'll find out once we watch the movie...
     
  7. SonikDeath Registered

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    It seems to be impossible the way its moving like that, i cant see how its moving that way ?
     
  8. TH3D4RKKN1GH7 Registered

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    But it is lol. I mean thats exactly what its doing, technical marvel I guess.
     
  9. ActuallyRobin Registered

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    Love the Batpod
     
  10. Parquagh Registered

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    exactly, but it seems they actually roll like that.... well, for the guy complaining of too much resalism, here he has more imagery in the pod's engineering... lol
     
  11. DorkyFresh Sum Dum Goy

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    you've got it right. everything in the blue area can rotate....so to answer an earlier question, the guns DO scrape the ground as he moves sideways like that.

    i can't imagine how hard it would be to successfully and safely pull that maneuver off.
     
  12. Anita18 DANCE FOR ME, FUNNY MAN!

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    I also don't recall the Batpod going bumpity-bumpity-bumpity in that one clip of him moving sideways either.
     
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    Well, if the wheel rotated at an obnoxiously high rate, I could imagine that only the wheel ever hits the ground.

    What bothers me more is how he shoots out of an alley and does a 90 degree turn. For this to happen, one or two wheels would technically have to angle sideways, but they're both already ROTATING in one direction.
     
  14. DorkyFresh Sum Dum Goy

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    well, if you rewatch it, his headlights spin counter clockwise. the guns on the sides would have to be scraping the ground in order to achieve that effect. the wheel and guns are shaped in a way that wouldn't make the batpod bounce or clunk too much. you can't hear it because they obviously didn't include it in the sound effects. it would have probably still sounded cool though.

    when he very first clears the rubble, you can see that he's in the middle of a turn. he's angled, but it isn't until he gets in the clear that he's fully moving sideways. probably what the stuntman had to do is a sideways drift while the front wheel rotates.
     
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    Just to let you know...the Toyota Formula 1 cars will be decked with The Dark Knight Colors and the drivers' fire suits...also the Batmobile and Batpod are doing a Lap on the Silverstone Circuit along with the Toyota F1 cars
     
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    the batpod def rolls on its own guns during that scene, just doesn't make that any noise from the clanking

    also it looks like the guns have a shock system (similar to the shocks in your car) along the y axis so perhaps that cushions it when it rolls on itself
     
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    If so, the idea is simply inane. Would a surface designed to be rolled on have a headlight compartment as its outermost part?
     
  18. DorkyFresh Sum Dum Goy

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    however it works, it's one of the most beautiful pieces of machinery to be captured on video.
     
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    x2 everyone in the theater will prob yell a collective 'whattttttttttttt!!!!'

    ahaha in amazement
     
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    I know right, everyone in the theater is like What the hell just happened. :woot:
     
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    It's confirmed that the Bat-Pod DOESN'T shoot out of the tumbler right?
     
  22. Anita18 DANCE FOR ME, FUNNY MAN!

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    Cause it looks cool. :hehe:

    It probably isn't something he'll be doing very much, but it allows him to make sudden stops if need be. Probably a safety mechanism.
     
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    Anybody?
     
  24. Nightmare "Kill Them All"

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    The new shots of the tv spots that show the batpod are amazing. Cant wait to see it all.
     

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