The Rock's "Skyscraper" Jump

The Rock's "Skyscraper" Jump

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Updated Feb 20, 2019 at 05:50PM EST by Brad.

Added Feb 07, 2018 at 11:54AM EST by Matt.

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The Rock's Skyscraper Jump refers to a series of jokes and memes about the poster for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's 2018 action film Skyscraper. The poster, which features Johnson in mid-jump from a platform to the broken window of a burning building, has been analyzed for scientific accuracy and resemblance to other action films.

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On February 2nd, 2018, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tweeted [1] the promotion poster for his 2018 action film Skyscraper. He captioned the poster "We’re all willing to sacrifice it all when it comes to protecting our families. / Here’s the first look at our original concept film, #SKYSCRAPER. / THIS SUNDAY during the #SuperBowl you’ll see how far one man will go to protect his wife and children. / #SKYSCRAPER SUMMER 2018." The post (shown below) received more than 1,700 retweets and 9,800 likes in five days.


Dwayne Johnson @TheRock We're all willing to sacrifice it all when it comes to protecting our families. Here's the first look at our original concept film, #SKYSCRAPER THIS SUNDAY during the #SuperBowl you'll see how far one man will go to protect his wife and children. #SKYSCRAPER SUMMER 2018 DWAY NE J 0 H N S 0 N SKYSCRAPER SUMMER

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That, day, people on Twitter began discussing the actual science behind the poster. Twitter[2] user @jpsmythe tweeted the poster with lines that indicate where the Rock would land if he attempted the jump. They added the caption "I’ve mocked up some parabolas for The Rock’s SKYSCRAPER jump. Red is assuming he jumped up a bit first; green assuming he ran forward and somehow didn’t lose momentum; yellow for a sort of squat-thrust thing. Whichever you choose, rest in peace The Rock, as you are dead now." The post (shown below, left) received more than 15,000 retweets and 40,000 likes in five days.

Following this tweet, other people began photoshopping solutions to help make the jump possible (example below, center).

On February 3rd, Twitter[5] user @_McMike_ began posting the Rock's image from the poster photoshopped into different scenarios using the hashtag "#DwayneJumpsStuff." That day, he posted an image of The Rock with skis on jumping water with the caption "….And Happy Days #DwayneJumpsStuff." The post (shown below, right) references the infamous Jump the Shark episode of the television series Happy Days. It received more than 30 retweets and 690 likes in four days.


l've mocked up some parabolas for The Rock's SKYSCRAPER jump. Red is assuming he jumped up a bit first; green assuming he ran forward and somehow didn't lose momentum: vellow for a sort of squat-thrust thing Whichever you choose, rest in peace The Rock, as you are dead now. SKYSCRAPER UMMER Easily fixed SKYSCRAPER SUMMER And Happy Days #DwayneJumpsStuff 2018

On February 5th, Twitter user @JawsThatBite posted a gif of the poster in motion. The post (shown below) received more than 375 retweets and 1,700 likes in two days.




Following the release of the Super Bowl trailer[6] for the film, many online began to discuss the similarities between Skyscraper and the 1988 action film Die Hard, which is also set on a besieged high-rise building (examples below).

Twitter published two Moments[3][4] pages regarding the reaction to the poster and trailer.


So they're remaking #DieHard with The Rock and calling it #Skyscraper? Love the trailer for the Rock's new movie Not Die Hard WRITERS ROOM** "Are we worried this is going to be panned as a Die Hard ripoff?” "Give The Rock a prosthetic foot." "Are we worried we're going to make TOO (0 much money?"

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Non-engineers tend to neglect wind effects, I put a blue line that clearly shows the updraft from the fire below which carries the Rock to safety. SKYSCRAPER UMMER He shoots, he scores! #DwayneJumpsStuff #ArJohnson D WAY NE J O H N S O N SKYSCRAPER SUMMER How easily you forgot about the Olympics SKI SCRAPER SUMMER
So I did some science Assuming that there is no "jump-off" (which seems to be optimal here) We can determine that the Rock would need to leave the platform at 12.7 meters per second (appr. 28.4 mph) For comparison, Usain Bolt's fastest recorded speed Is 27.4 mph yne johnson height WAYNEJOHN SON Images Shopping News Videos More Settings SKYSCRAPER SUMMER t 43,700,000 results (0.45 seconds) yne Johnson Height WAYNEJOHN SON 5" SKYSCRAPER ple also search for The UndertakeBrock Lesnar 6' 10 Rocky Johnson 6'4" 6' 3 Fee l've thought long and hard about this, applying everything I know about science to bring you the definitive answer: if he just catches the leg of the K, he can use his momentum and the velocity in which he is travelling to allyoop into the window. He might have to grab the ledge D W AY NE JOH NS 0 N SKYSCRAPER SUMMER Update from the producers: J O H NS 0 N SKYSCRAPER UMMER

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