Rose and I have always been amused that cars in movies always explode if they fall off a precipice, or even roll down a somewhat small hill.
On the Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics page, there are a few more examples. Have you noticed that flashes and bangs from distant explosions tend to arrive at the same time? That bullets generate pleasing sparks when hitting things? These and other topics are discussed here. The site points out, for example, that if people hit by shotgun blasts were really blown off their feet and through the nearest window, the same thing would happen to the person holding the gun…
Much as I hate to admit it, involving more science people in movies may not improve the movies that are made.
No, agreed! 🙂