By RazzaTazz 15 Comments
This is unfortunately for me a blog on the wrong side of the new Captain America trailer. One scene which has people talking is that where he jumps out of the airplane without a parachute:
I actually meant to point this out after the Avengers movie, but I had been on vacation at the time and was not actively blogging. The thing to consider about the Captain jumping out of a plane with no parachute is not sign of toughness, but really is just the fastest way to reach the ground, granted of course that he has the shield with him. Since its introduction the shield has never really been well explained, or at least not consistently, but that just puts it on par with most comic book items.
As the shield being made out of a composition of metals, it would have to have equal properties throughout, in that if it is struck from one direction that it would have equal ability to absorb energy. The presentation of the shield is that it somehow absorbs all energy shot at it whether this be electromagnetic energy in the form of lasers of kinetic energy in the form of punches (or hits from Mjolnir) though this does not fit with the law of conservation of energy either (unless the shield gets extremely hot after being hit.) There is an inherent problem with this presentation though, mainly that if the shield is thrown as a weapon that it absorbs all the energy as well, meaning that people wouldn't be able to feel if they had been hit by it. Equally though, if he jumped out of an airplane and landed on the shield, he should be completely fine (seeing as the energy from momentum of a human in free fall is likely far less for instance than being hit by Thor's hammer.)