Last night C and I watched video (partly to celebrate her birthday): A Hong Kong martial arts film, The Heroic Trio, and an hour-long animated film about the origin of the Justice League.
In the latter, there is a scene where Flash is asked to provide a distraction to the Martian tripods while other superheroes attack their main base. He taunts the tripods and throws a rock at one of them. We clearly see the rock describe an arc through the air and bang off one of them.
This is Flash. He can move faster than light! It would be trivial for him to throw that rock at the speed of a high-velocity bullet, or a meteorite, either blasting a huge hole in the tripod or cleaning severing one of its limbs. The writers weren’t thinking about the physical reality; they were just asking for pretty pictures . . .
As Larry Niven used to say, Think It Through.