Chris¬†just reminded me of how ridiculous this scene from¬†Super 8 is. I’ve watched plenty of real-life train crash videos and all of them suggest that a small pickup truck would not stand a chance in front of a train. And yes, in this case, the pickup truck is obliterated, but not before derailing the entire train which in my experience in watching train wrecks, just would not happen. The train would simply keep rolling until the engineer was able to fully stop. It takes a lot to derail a train and a single car just wouldn’t do it normally.

On top of that, seeing the rest of the train FLY UP INTO THE AIR like ping pong balls is also so unrealistic that I had to hate this movie simply because of this part alone. It was just so stupid. My suspension of disbelief could only be taken so far.