Film Theory: How Batman BEATS Superman! – Batman v Superman

Film Theory: How Batman BEATS Superman! – Batman v Superman

Batman V Superman!? Uhhhhh… Let’s see, Superman can lift a truck, Fly & shoot laser beams out of his eyes all at the same time. Batman, has ice skates. Case closed? Not by a long shot! Get ready to put your money on Batman. (Film Theory Theme Music) Hello Internet! Welcome to Film theory! Where today we’re looking at the most absurd matchup of 2016. No, I’m not talking about the election. We’re talking about Batman versus Superman. Now I’m sure I wasn’t the only one to see the title Batman V Superman, and just start laughing. I mean seriously, how can anyone, let alone a regular human,
beat an all powerful alien with a seemingly limitless set of abilities. Even Screw Attack’s Death Battle
concluded that anime’s number one hero, Goku, an unstoppable fighting machine
able to fuse with other fighters, channel the energy of the entire universe,
and literally become a god would lose in a fight against
the all American hero, and they came to that same result,
not once but twice. Even with Goku having the most
powerful item in existence at his side, the comments section wanting him to win. Nothing beats that, so what chance does Batman …
Batman have in a battle like that? Forget Batman V Superman, a more
accurate title would be Superman Winz Da End. There, I just saved you 20 bucks
on movie tickets, you’re welcome, but hold on, before you go out and spend
that money to see Deadpool a sixth time, sure Vegas may put the odds at a
thousand to one in favor of Superman, but what if I told you that despite the
odds, Batman, with the help of some science, could very easily win this fight. That’s right,
I’m putting all my money on the old, emotionally unstable guy in a leather
costume and ridiculous voice. “If we believe that there is even a one
percent chance that he is our enemy, we have to take it as an absolute certainty.” And no, we’re not talking about kryptonite. Everyone knows that that magical rock is
Superman’s only weakness. Exposed to kryptonite, Superman
crumbles faster than a movie goer watching Gigli, but we are making this a fair,
and realistic fight, no kryptonite involved. Like last episode when we killed off
Deadpool, I’m gonna figure out a tangible, scientifically accurate way that Bruce Wayne,
as a normal human, could defeat an unstoppable alien comic book figure, so where do we start? Well, in the words of Sun Tzu, “Know the enemy,” which means we need to know what
makes Superman so super. Since we’re talking about the
Batman V Superman Superman, we have to go by the explanation
provided to us by Man Of Steel. As we learn from hologram
Russell Crowe in the movie, he’s not innately powerful. It’s Earth that gives him all his amazing abilities. “He’ll be a god to them.” In fact, on Krypton, his homeworld,
Superman wouldn’t have any powers at all. Superman gains his powers on Earth
through the planet’s weakened gravity and it’s stronger sun relative to Krypton. “Earth’s Sun is younger and brighter than Krypton’s was, (dramatic music) your cells have drunk in it’s radiation, Earth’s gravity is weaker, yet it’s
atmosphere is more nourishing.” Now, you’re probably thinking that’s pretty silly. There’s no way the Sun and gravity
can rationally explain a man’s ability to fly and lift up an airplane, but it kinda can. If Krypton has a much heavier gravity than Earth, an alien coming from Superman’s home
planet could lift object no human could. This is because a Krytonian’s muscles
would have adapted to the heavier gravity of Krypton. Think of an astronaut on the moon. The moon has a gravity roughly equal to
one sixth that of Earth’s, since the mass of an object is constant, if you weight 200 lbs on Earth,
and you go to the moon, you’ll weigh one sixth of that, approximately 33 pounds. This is why astronauts can so easily
jump around on the moon’s surface, even when carrying hundreds of pounds of equipment, and that brings us to my next point, the change in gravity also affecting how
much a person could conceivably lift. A human, who could lift a hundred pounds on Earth, could then lift 600 pounds on the moon, but now instead of the Earth and the moon,
we have Krypton and the Earth, since the Earth’s gravity is weaker than Krypton, Superman weighs far less here. As such, he’s able to leap
tall buildings in a single bound, and life seemingly impossible objects. Is it perfect flight? Admittedly no, but that’s where the other half of his
power set comes in, the Sun. When it comes to the sun, Superman
draws his powers just like any normal plant does. The light from the Sun that reaches the Earth is composed mostly of non-ionizing radiation. What’s that mean? Well, this radiation doesn’t carry enough
energy to ionize, or steal electrons, from atoms and molecules. It has enough energy to excite atoms, but doesn’t change their charge. Think of non-ionizing radiation as an
easy listening rock station. It’s like the Eagles of radiation. Compare that to ionizing radiation. The Black Sabbath of radiation. Carrying enough hard rock energy to rip
electrons off of atoms and molecules. Ionizing radiation is the reason you wear
lead vests when you get your X-rays done, and it’s the type of radiation that everyone worries about when talking about nuclear reactors. This stuff is the dangerous stuff. Anyway, knowing that we can now have
more insight into how Superman’s powers work. During photosynthesis, plants soak up
non-ionizing rays, the healthy ones, and convert them into chemical energy. This energy is then used to fuel the plant’s growth. Superman does the exact same thing,
storing up non-ionizing rays from the sun and converting it into energy. Normal humans get Vitamin D and a tan from the Sun. Superman gets super speed and laser vision. The world is an unfair place. This also begs the question. Why is Superman’s Fortress of Solitude in the Artic? A part of the world that gets significantly
less light than like 99 percent of the globe. “Not a great plan.” Superman may be strong, but he’s not bright. If he was smarter, the Fortress of Solitude
would be in like the Bahamas or something, and it would be called like, The Tiki Hut of Solitude. Make it happen DC. In short, without the Earth’s gravity and sunlight, Superman just becomes Man Man, I guess (laughing) what? We actually see it happen in Man of Steel. When Superman boards General Zod’s spaceship, and is exposed to Krypton’s
atmosphere for the first time, he immediately falls to the floor
and starts spitting up blood. This means that by calculating
the gravitational force on Krypton, we can now duplicate a force on Earth
that will easily defeat Superman. Star, Henry Cavill, bulked up to play Superman in Man of Steel. By the actor’s own account,
he weighed 203 pounds during filming. According to,
an elite athlete in top physical condition should be able to lift twice his own body weight through a variety of exercises, so a normal Henry Cavill can lift about
406 pounds on a good day. Now let’s look at the new movie. In the trailer for Batman V Superman,
we see Superman successfully lift a rocket, which weighs approximately 165 thousand pounds
or 75 thousand kilos. Divide this number by how much a
normal Henry Cavill can lift, and we get how many times stronger
Superman is to a normal human. Funny enough, when you do that, it’s
actually 406 times stronger. Weird … 406 squared … huh. Anyway this means that Superman is
about 406 times stronger than what a normal Henry Cavill would be. Since the mass of an object never changes, this implies that for Superman to be 406
times stronger on Earth, Krypton’s gravity would also
have to be 406 times stronger. Earth’s gravity is 9.8 meters per second squared,
so multiplying that number by 406, gives us the gravity of Krypton, 3991 meters per second squared. That’s insane. Our own Sun has a gravitational force of
274 meters per second squared. Thus, in order to replicate Krypton’s gravity, you would need to great a force 14 times
greater than that of the the Sun. No wonder Superman is super. It’s also no wonder Zod’s plan to
terraform Earth failed. “Looks like some kind of gravity weapon.
It’s working in tandem with their ship. Somehow they’re increasing the Earth’s mass,
clouding the atmosphere with particulates. Oh my God. They’re Terraforming.” (dramatic music) What? What are you thinking?
These Kryptonians man. Really strong but just stupid, stupid people. Fortress of Solitude in the Artic, terraforming
Earth to the gravitational weight of Krypton, Come on! Come on guys! Uhhgggg … Luckily, in order to win this fight, Batman
doesn’t have to do any terraforming. Knowing that in the lore of the movie, Superman is 406 times stronger than a normal human, to damage the guy, all Batman
needs to do is punch him with 406 times the force of a normal human punch, and while that may sound like a lot, it’s actually pretty easy. In fact, we can punch Superman a
thousand times the force of a normal human punch. Oh yea. In 2013 scientists at UC Berkley created a robotic muscle a thousand times
stronger than a human being. These robot muscles, which are made from a material that’s also in cameras and missile guidance systems, can throw objects 50 times heavier over
a distance 5 times its length within seconds. Using these robotic muscles, Batman could create a mechanical suit with a punch nearly two and a half times
greater than Superman’s. So much for creating a fair fight between these two, Superman is at a disadvantage here. (dramatic music) That scene from the trailer? OOOh Yea!
That’s entirely plausible. Superman should be scared,
but Batman doesn’t stop there. He ain’t gonna fight fair. He’s the Dark Knight. Bruce would figure out a way to tip
the balance in his favor. Sure robotic armor a thousand times
greater than a human should be enough to knock out the so called Man of Steel, but Batman doesn’t want to take any
chances in this fight. He would want to weaken Superman, and he could do that through the other half of Superman’s power source, the Sun. No Batman isn’t gonna block out the Sun, that’d be stupid,
but he can use ionizing radiation. Remember, Superman drinks up non-ionizing
radiation like a plant to fuel his powers. That’s the safe stuff, but on Earth
ionizing radiation is pretty easy to come by. X-rays, nuclear power plants, radon, and as we all know it’s dangerous. Exposure to ionizing radiation results in mutation, radiation sickness, cancer, even death. If Superman is exposed to ionizing rays,
he’s gonna absorb that harmful radiation, weakening him in the same way he
absorbs the Sun’s non-ionizing rays for strength. Couple that with a strength two and a half times the strength of Supes, and you got yourself a fight. Don’t believe me about this radiation stuff? Well look no further then the comic book
that Batman V Superman is based on, The Dark Knight Returns. In the comic, although it’s not directly spelled out, Superman is exposed to ionizing
radiation from a nuclear fallout. The result?
He immediately shrivels up like a prune. In fact, Superman is so weakened by this exposure that when he fights Batman later on he
gets beat senseless. That’s right, in the very comic
Batman V Superman is based on, Batman, the ultimate long shot, actually wins, so in summary,
all you need to do to beat Superman is expose him to some radiation, be it via
X-rays, radon, uranium, take your pick, and then pummel him to death
with some robotic muscles. Now hold on, I hear you say.
That’s far from easy. Who on Earth could possibly
have access to all of that? Well who else but Bruce Wayne? Bruce Wayne is a billionaire entrepreneur. He can anything he wants. How much does crafting an armor of
super strong robot muscle cost? Doesn’t matter, Batman’s a billionaire. He probably funded the research
for it in the first place, and remember that’s billionaire with a B. He could make a hundred robot suits,
and then buy a tropical island, and then build a temple on that island worshiping George Clooney and his Bat-nipples. He’s a billionaire. He can do whatever crazy things he
imagines just by signing a check. As for getting his hands on
radioactive substances, Bruce Wayne already owns
dozens of nuclear power plants. Wayne Enterprises, per Batman lore,
has multiple divisions, which include Wayne Construction, Wayne Biotech, Wayne Steel, Wayne Weapons, and Wayne Industries. All Bruce Wayne has to do is just borrow
some uranium from his local power plant, or radon, or whatever, or better yet just
stage the battle at his own power plant. Once lured in, Superman
won’t know what hit him, but we will. Ionizing radiation followed up with robotic muscles a thousand times stronger than that of a human, and that loyal theorists is the true irony here. The one thing that’ll defeat Superman, the all American hero is the most American thing of all, Capitalism. The green substance Superman should be worried about ain’t kryptonite, it’s the almighty dollar, But HEY! That’s just a Theory …
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  1. Don't want to nitpick but the snow and ice reflect sunlight so actually, he would have much more sun than you think

  2. here is a theory killer tho in the justice league they fought that demon wolf thing in a NUCLEAR POWER PLANT and guess who is in that fight superman

  3. The Batman I grew up with had a piece of Kryptonite in his utility belt and later Kryptonite Armor to mostly deal with Bizarro and others with Superman's abilities/weakness like Zod

    Superman abilities is from metabolizing yellow sunlight and he can store yellow sunlight like a battery allowing him to stay underground or at the Article for a while

  4. uh… i'm confused. i felt like you said something about the process being affordable and not impossible for a normal human being, and then just made a process that a billionaire could pull up.

  5. Personally, I think that the fortress let solitude is in the arctic so that it's very unlikely to be desteoyed. Humans haven't really explored the arctic too well, so they're unlikely to test it down. And, seeing as you said that kryptonians get power from the sun, and the fact that the arctic gets significantly less sun than the rest of the planet, general zod or someone else from krypton can't destroy the fortress very easily, hence the fortress of solitude, or peace and sanctuary.

  6. Batman literally has audio tapes on how to beat every member of the Justice League, and boxes with different gadgets to take down the League

  7. You forget that Superman can jump into space and laserbeam the shit out of batman, and there's not a single shit Batman can do about it.


  8. In the movie batman vs superman, superman was carrying doomsday into the atmosphere, then straight up took a nuclear warhead minutes later his back ready to fight again.

  9. It's funny that you actually bring up the Death Battles in this as I've always wanted to see YOU handle that particular fight and actually take into account the multiple other power boosts that Goku got throughout the series rather than the mathematical neutering that Screw Over Attack game him.

  10. I think superman is a bit stronger than 406 times stronger than us
    He bench pressed the weight of the earth for days on end and easily towed tens of planets
    He accidentally sneezed a solar system away
    I could go on and on but

  11. I made a joke like this before the movie came out this happens I was Batman and my bro was super man and I beat him and I said “well I think we know who will win in the movie”

  12. Okay that’s all well and good but how is Superman not dead from entering Krypton’s atmosphere? He’s not actually super strong, he’s just strong relative to Earth people so if his body has been adapted to Earth’s forces why doesn’t he just die when he enters Zodd’s ship? ALSO, if the reason Superman has crazy superpowers that can’t be attributed to just the change of gravity, why doesn’t he also have debilitating mutations or cancers? Superman seems pretty weak if you use any basic level of science to explain his powers honestly.

  13. Matpad I know you said superman's only weakness is kryptonite but he also vulnerable to magic now this doesn't add up that batman can win with this he has no power but in mortal kombat v.s dc aka the game nobody likes but if play the story in the scorpion chapter scorpion has hellfire powers he kicked superman 4feet in the air from a crosswalk to a another car from 19inches away my math could be wrong but that's impressive so make a video on superman v any one else that isn't from dcue like mk but yeah

  14. but what if superman prepares but soaking up as much ionizing rays as possible then just becomes one-punch man then breaks the armor and batman's ribs,spine and alot of other things

    EDIT: also wouldint anyone questioun why he is touching it and if batman visted wayne industries he'd be giving away his identity ten-fold cause WHAT GOD DAMN PURPOSE would batman have in a chemical factory (- ACE Chemicals because he fights crime there every now and again)

  15. This is why death battle has downvotes to their superman vs goku video…… Like bruh, goku doesnt need any of this crap of suit. He could punch silly and superman could be dead…. Also, they didnt count Goku's god power in the 2nd attempt of death battle either…… So, that's an unfair video…..

    Batman could just buy tons of kryptonite and fill his batcave with it, and then invite superman to his cave….. Boom! he ded

  16. Deathbattle's Fight goku vs superman was kinda not right cause they got wrong data on goku ;( So it wasnt a fair win

  17. See?
    How can you pit Superman against Saitama then?
    How is that fair?
    I'm Sure Batman doesn't have any chance ether.

  18. If Batman actually wore the robot muscles then when he punched with the suit it would tear his muscles and break his bones if he actually wanted to be able to move at any speed faster than Superman. Therefore the only way for him to actually harm Superman with the suit would be to either make it around a thousand times his body weight to make it be able to generate enough force, or to just make it a drone or something.

  19. It's sad how the movie was way worse then the theory about it heck Our boi mat pat here could have written the movie better

  20. Goku > Superman. Sorry for sounding salty, but that would be how the battle would turn out if DB did their research.

  21. Me: Dad who would win in a fight, Batman or Superman?
    My dad: Superman
    My dad: Because he is strong
    Me: Because he is Batman

  22. Something you didn't realize when making this video is that Screwattack is a lying sack of dog doo-doo. He WANKED Goku in his fight with Superman. Goku would win, and if you don't believe me, just take it from SethTheProgramer. Debunking wild claims is literally his job. Go visit his channel.

  23. I feel like Superman’s speed would defeat this whole thing. He’s quick enough to escape a power plant in less than a second, and he has the heat vision which would destroy Batman’s robot. I love Batman, but Superman would literally murder him.

  24. Wait, about goku what about screw attack saying he is as powerful as his base form in super saiyan 2 and half as strong as his base in super saiyan 1

  25. All he had to do is put Superman’s girlfriend in krypton, and tell him he’s there then when super man gets there, BOOM nuke it. XD

  26. Nah the movie should be called
    "THE TRINITY"since it's more of a trinity movie(incase if you dlnt know the trinity is batman,superman, and wonder woman)

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