Super slow-motion movie that recreates the scene where Superman catches a bullet with his eyeball

The Slow Mo Guys, a YouTube channel that shoots various moments with a high-speed camera, has released various slow-motion movies, such as ' How many thin pieces of glass are needed to stop a bullet? ' and ' Ultra-colored flame tornadoes ' created using chemical reactions. The Slow Mo Guys is challenging itself to recreate the 'scene where Superman catches a bullet with his eyeball' in one scene of the movie ' Superman Returns ' in a super slow-motion movie.

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The topic that Gavin and Daniel of The Slow Mo Guys raised as an idea to experiment with whether CG could be reproduced was a scene from 'Superman Returns' released in 2006. Superman, who was shot in front of his eyes, catches the bullet with his eyeball without flinching at all, and the bullet is crushed.

To recreate this scene, we used a cast skull and a blue eyeball made from hard steel, which, like Superman's eyeball, is harder than a bullet.

The actual installation looks like this: The eyeballs embedded in the skull are fixed in place with a gel-like substance.

The footage was shot using a high-speed camera,

the Phantom TMX 7510 , capable of shooting at a maximum speed of 1.75 million frames per second. To protect the camera from bullet impacts and shrapnel, bulletproof glass was installed in front of the lens.

A gun was placed in front of a model of Superman's face and fired from a distance using a string.

Along with the sound of the gunshot, the left eye of the model was damaged, and the eyeball was seen to have been exploded, as shown in the red frame in the image below.

The gel filling the model was flowing out of the left eye as a blue liquid, and the skull model had cracks that were cracking from the recesses. 'This seems to happen when the eyeball is stronger than the skull,' Gavin said.

The eyeball was found about 10 steps away. The blue eye decoration, which was a replica of Superman's, had peeled off.

Below is a super slow motion shot of a bullet being fired and then hitting the eyeball. A bullet is fired along with the fire.

It hit the eyeball perfectly.

The bullet hit his eyeball and crushed it into a small ball.

After the bullet hits the victim's eye, it is not stopped by the eyeball as in the movies. Instead, the impact pushes the eyeball out of the way, leaving the eyeball intact but fracturing the skull.

So the next idea was to drill a screw hole behind the eyeball and attach it to a board with a bolt, aiming to make not only the eyeball but also the organ supporting the eye as strong as Superman.

The eyeball was fixed into the right eye section of the skull model and a bullet was again fired at close range.

As a result, although the pupil was torn off, just like the left eye, the skull was not cracked and the eyeball was not blown off.

The bullet was found lodged in the victim's nose. Gavin speculates, 'In the past, when

a bullet hitting a steel plate was captured on a high-speed camera, it was found that the rifle bullet was moving due to rotation at the moment of impact. In the same way, the bullet rotates as it moves, so it would be crushed and stopped on a flat steel plate, but with the round eyeball, it would slide and pierce the nose.'

However, when the bullet was removed from the nose, it was found to have been crushed flat, flush with the eyeball, just like in the movie.

Below is a high-speed camera capturing the impact.

The bullet struck the fixed eyeball, crushing it flat from the point of impact.

The gel substance covering the model peels off on impact, but the fixed eyeball is not pushed out and the model is unharmed.

In the second attempt, the angle of impact and the appearance of the model were adjusted to make the moment of impact look more beautiful, and the video was edited in a movie-like style, so you can clearly see the bullet hitting the eyeball and stopping. Just like in 'Superman Returns,' a bullet is fired at the eyeball.

The next moment, a bullet appears to enter his eyeball.

However, the bullet was flattened and stopped by his eyeball like Superman.

Finally, the skull model was removed and only the eyeball was fixed in place and a bullet was fired. The bullet that hit the eyeball split open in the middle and flew off.

Gavin and Daniel conclude that to achieve the toughness of Superman, 'it's not enough to make certain parts stronger; your whole body has to become Superman.'

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