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America's National Weather Service is worried about a scene shown in 's -starring Man of Steel, in which Jonathan Kent () falsely advises people to take shelter under a highway overpass to seek safety from a tornado, thus perpetuating a dangerous myth that misinforms audiences.

According to, this controversy has many weather professionals stating publicly that to seek shelter under an overpass puts you at greater risk of being killed or seriously injured by flying debris from the powerful winds.

The scene has also been critized more generally for its portrayal of the natural disaster, in light of the real-life tragedies in Oklahoma. Snyder defended his cinematic vision, however, stating that:

If anything, we feel like our Superman has a connection — not to make light of it — to the kind of grief that happens during those kinds of natural disasters. Also, in a sad way, even Superman can't change that.

Surely those who have lost friends and family in Oklahoma will find watching a tornado fatality just as upsetting as the family of Aurora victims would find watching a theater shooting?

What do you think of the whole controversy? With no real-life Superman to step in and save people, did Snyder's Man of Steel do a big disservice to personal safety? Or, if you need to be told not to get your safety cues (or for that matter anything - morals, values, history) from a fictional Hollywood movie, do you have bigger brain fish to fry? Sound off below!


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