I had the same complaint about Top Gun, Iron Eagle and Air Force One!!
And if Captain America's shield really absorbs any impact, then why does it hurt when he hits people with it?
That is actually a legitimate grievance. Isn't it? Physicists, help me out here.
Is it supposed to absorb or reflect the impact? Cuz if it's actually absorb, then there's also the fact that it wouldn't bounce off of anything when thrown, but would just fall to the floor. However, this all works very well if it REFLECTS energy.
I'm able to suspend disbelief for that, but it bugs me when he'll catch an energy blast with the shield and it'll knock him back, because that's sort of the point of the whole vibranium situation. None of that force should reach Cap. Should all just be soaked up harmlessly by the shield.
Well, there is such a thing as hysteresis losses. Perhaps the shield isn't 100% effective.As to the absorbing verses reflecting thing, I'd be more concerned with the conservation of momentum if this weren't, you know, just a story.
The shield isn't just vibranium, it's made up of fragments of vibranium and adamantium.
In the movies it's just Vibranium. That was a change they made for the MCU.
Maybe just the edges are made of some mundane metal so they can actually hit things and cause damage.
This is why you never see Iron Man fly in the movies. Basic science, people.
That's why airplanes are all made out of paper.
Also rockets! And everyone knows that metal can't float either.
This comic really needs a "shut up you idiot' tag lol.