Ah, Iron Man. He was one of my least favorite Marvel characters. But the movie was very enjoyable. And I geeked out with the S.H.I.E.L.D. references. Conservation of energy becomes moot in comic books, and since Tony Stark uses an Arc generator to power an electromagnet to keep a piece of shrapnel from entering his heart, one could give this one a break. Although I’m pretty sure I read that they use electromagnets to remove shrapnel from delicate body parts, but I digress… (Actually even Marvel realised was a cheesy set-up that was and fixed it, but again, I digress…)
The one thing that occurred to me recently, while watching the trailer again, was he takes some heavy, heavy hit. The kind of hits that must generate massive amounts of g-force. Um… how does he survive them? I can’t imagine Warmachine’s punches are low-g impacts. Nor the concussion of rockets and artillery shells. Yet somehow, Tony Stark doesn’t even get a concussion.
The perils of g-forces are often ignored in movies. For example, crashing a car at high speed. Without airbags, the impact alone can severely damage your brain without causing the skull to crack on something. It’s something to think about the next time you see people involved in 55 mph head-on crashes in movies.