When there’s a conflict between telling a good story and keeping the science accurate, the story wins — at least in Hollywood. I made that point in The Science of Heroes, and it comes up again in a podcast and article in ScienceNOW: Scientifically Accurate Superheroes? Don’t Count on It.
The podcast is an interview with James Kakalios, a physics professor at the University of Minnesota, author of The Physics of Superheroes, and a science consultant for the movie Watchmen.
I really enjoyed The Physics of Superheroes, by the way.